Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Indiana’s Farm Service Agency Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance…

first_img Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 9, 2014 Previous articleIndiana Food Survey Shows Consumer Prices Decline from 2013Next articleGenetically Modified Labeling Bill Introduced in House Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana’s Farm Service Agency Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance Programs Indiana’s Farm Service Agency Announces Sign-Up Date for Disaster Assistance Programs Julia WickardU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard announced today that farmers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  President Obama and Secretary Vilsack made it a priority to begin enrollment for these programs,” said FSA’s Administrator Juan M. Garcia. “For farmers who have been awaiting disaster assistance, help is on the way.” The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and respectively, including calendar years 2012, 2013, and 2014.Enrollment also begins on April 15 for producers with losses covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) in 2011, when the programs expired, through 2014. “Indiana farmers have been waiting for new federal agricultural policy for about 7 months, since the 2008 Farm Bill expired,” said Wickard.  The launch of these disaster programs signals the start of new policy to assist American Agriculture.”ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish that have losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions, such as wildfires. TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters. LIP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. “To expedite applications, all producers who experienced losses are encouraged to bring records documenting those losses to their local FSA county office,” said Wickard.Producers also are encouraged to contact their county office ahead of time to schedule an appointment.  To locate your local county office click here.For more information, producers are encouraged to review the 2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet, check out the LIP, LFP, ELAP and TAP fact sheets online or visit any USDA Service Center. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Missing Pakistani journalist’s body found in Sweden

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk added: “In his work as a journalist, Sajid Hussain made a name for himself by covering drug trafficking, human rights violations, enforced disappearances and insurrectionary activity in Balochistan, the Pakistani province  where he was from. These are all sensitive subjects for which he could have been the victim of a reprisal. It was because of his reporting that he fled Pakistan eight years ago.” DNA testing has confirmed that the body is Hussain’s, the police said on 1 May. It was retrieved on 23 April from the main river in Uppsala, where he was last seen on 2 March after travelling there by train from Stockholm, 70 km to the south. Sajid Hussain lived in Sweden, where he was a political refugee and edited the Balochistan Times news website. Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom June 7, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2020 – Updated on May 12, 2020 Missing Pakistani journalist’s body found in Sweden News June 2, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistan is ranked 145th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2019. Sweden is ranked 4th. Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists “As long as murder cannot be excluded, there is a strong possibility that he was killed in connection with his work as a journalist,” said Erik Halkjaer, the head of RSF’s Swedish section. “We call on the special prosecutor Ulrika Lindsö, in charge of the case, not to rule out any hypothesis about the cause of this journalist’s death.” to go further Follow the news on Asia – Pacific According to confidential information obtained by RSF, a list of Pakistani dissidents who are now refugees in other countries is currently circulating within Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the most powerful of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. Newscenter_img Sensitive reporting PakistanSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeExiled media RSF_en News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) voices deep concern after learning that a body found in the Swedish city of Uppsala has been identified as that of missing Pakistani journalist Sajid Hussain and calls on the Swedish police not to rule out the possibility that he was murdered. Sajid Hussain’s body was retrieved on 23 April from the main river in Uppsala (photo: Balochistan Times). PakistanSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeExiled media And they have good reason not to. According to his wife, his brother and two of his colleagues, to whom RSF has spoken, Hussain showed absolutely no sign of being suicidal. And the police have found no concrete evidence to support the hypothesis that he suffered an accident. News Help by sharing this information The concern about the possible cause of Hussain’s death is reinforced by the fact that exactly one month before his disappearance, Ahmad Waqass Goraya, a Pakistani blogger living in self-imposed exile in the Netherlands, was attacked and threatened outside his Rotterdam home by two individuals speaking Urdu. “This attack fits the modus operandi of Pakistani spy agencies,” he told RSF. Agence-France Presse quoted police spokesman Jonas Eronen as saying an initial autopsy had “dispelled some of the suspicion that he was the victim of a crime.” The police have nonetheless not yet completely ruled out the possibility that Hussain was murdered. Organisation last_img read more

Prison guards beat journalist for insisting on right to make phone calls

first_img News RSF_en Prison guards beat journalist for insisting on right to make phone calls October 15, 2020 Find out more September 4, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 October 12, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is alarmed about the state of health of two imprisoned journalists who have been on hunger strike for several weeks, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta (photo) and Guillermo Fariñas Hernández. The organisation calls for a humanitarian gesture from the Cuban authorities and urges the foreign embassies in Havana to intercede. CubaAmericas CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Cuba Receive email alerts News News News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Independent journalist Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta was severely beaten on 29 August by two guards in Kilo 8 prison in the central city of Camagüey, where he is serving a 20-year prison sentence. He was attacked when he reiterated a demand to be allowed to make a phone call – a right that is routinely denied him. The two guards, identified as Maikel Zuñiga and Nelson Domenech, suddenly threw him to the ground without any explanation, hit him and dragged him along the prison’s corridors. He was injured in one eye and sustained many bruises. Herrera has been in prison since the March 2003 crackdown.__________________________________________________________________________29.03.06 – Herrera hospitalized, suspends hunger strikeImprisoned independent journalist Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental (APLO) yesterday suspended his hunger strike after being rushed to the Amalia Simoni provincial hospital in the eastern city of Camagüey. Herrera, who had been on hunger strike for 23 days in Camagüey’s Kilo 8 prison, said the medical treatment he was receiving was poor. He is suffering from headaches and stomach pains, and has lost a lot of weight. He added that he intended to resume his hunger strike as soon as he is better.Herrera’s demands are a transfer to the prison in the eastern city of Guantánamo, where he is from, the ability to attend religious services and permission to receive letters from his family._______________________________________________________________________27.03.06 – Call for humanitarian gesture towards two journalists on hunger strike Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about the state of health of two imprisoned journalists who are on hunger strike, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta and Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, calling for a humanitarian gesture from the Cuban authorities and for foreign embassies in Havana to intercede.“How are we to interpret this indifference about the slow death of two individuals who are just demanding the right to express their views and surf the Internet freely,” the press freedom organisation said. “And what danger could possibly come from two people who are so physically and mentally debilitated?”Reporters Without Borders added : “The silence from the authorities could reinforce the feeling of many prisoners and dissidents that they have nothing to lose, and could thereby encourage more hunger strikes. We reiterate our appeal to the Cuban government for clemency and we urge the foreign embassies in Havana to monitor the cases of Herrera and Fariñas closely.”Herrera, who has been on a hunger strike for 22 days in his prison cell in Kilo 8 prison in the eastern city of Camagüey, sowed up his mouth in a new gesture of protest on 23 March, the Miami-based website Cubanet reported. According to Juan Carlos González Leyva, the head of the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights, Herrera did this after being badly beaten by guards for two days running, on 21 and 22 March.Herrera, who worked for an independent news agency called the Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental (APLO), is serving a 20-year prison sentence which he received after being arrested in the March 2003 crackdown. Held in solitary confinement, he has for some time suffered from high blood pressure and gastritis, but he has not been getting appropriate treatment.Dr. Julio Sánchez Hernández of an independent medical institute in the central province of Santa Clara told Cubanet on 19 March that Fariñas’s condition has got much worse and that he was very concerned and pessimistic about his chances of survival. Fariñas is suffering from bouts of fever, violent migraines and loss of feeling in his legs.He first began refusing to eat and drink on 31 January to demand Internet access for all Cubans but there have been periods when his hunger strike was interrupted while he received treatment. Organisation RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago to go furtherlast_img read more

Citrus Banned on Rose Parade Floats?

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 39 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government Citrus Banned on Rose Parade Floats? Published on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 1:11 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Subscribe Live plants and seeds adorning the beautiful floats t in the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day will not include citrus, after California authorities imposed a quarantine that covers a 180-square mile zone in the San Gabriel Valley.The quarantine, brought about by the discovery of the Huanglongbing disease, or HLB, covers the entire 5.5 mile route of the Rose Parade, agriculture journalist Todd Flichette wrote Tuesday on the Western Farmpress blog.“When the disease Huanglongbing was discovered in nearly a dozen trees in nearby San Gabriel earlier this year, state officials drew up a quarantine map to restrict the movement of citrus materials in and out of a 180-square mile zone in the San Gabriel Valley,” Flichette said. “After looking at the maps drawn up by the state earlier this summer, I noticed this and began calling around to see how it might impact the famed parade. A natural place for me to turn was California Citrus Mutual, a trade organization heavily involved in issues surrounding HLB and the tiny pest that vectors the disease.”Flichette wrote that CCM has reached out to parade coordinators and they agreed to enforce a no-citrus policy on floats in the parade. Staff from the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture will be on hand to inspect the floats, he said.Information from the California Department of Food and Agriculture says HLB and the pest that carries it – the Asian Citrus Psyllid or ACP – were discovered in San Gabriel County in July 2015. Twice before that, in 2009 and 2012, HLB was detected in two other areas within Los Angeles County.Based on the quarantine map Flichette studied, he said both roads along the parade route – Orange Grove Blvd. and Colorado Blvd. – are within the HLB quarantine zone.The Tournament of Roses executive committee has not officially released an advisory about the HLB quarantine and its impact on the Rose Parade.For more information about the HLB threat, visit, or view the Plant Quarantine Manual for HLB-ACP at Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Senate Set to Review Dodd-Frank

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Converted Malls Could Provide Alternative Housing Solution Next: HUD Secretary on Homelessness: “It’s Everybody’s Problem” About Author: David Wharton December 5, 2017 1,293 Views Senate Set to Review Dodd-Frank The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save After a long day of deliberation and negotiation, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs voted late Tuesday afternoon in favor of sending S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to the full Senate for a floor debate. Supported by Republicans and some moderate Democrats, the bill would make significant changes to the Dodd-Frank reform bill passed in 2010. The final vote to advance the new bill was 16-7 in favor.In addition to the Committee’s 12 Republicans, four Democrats voted to advance the bill, including Sen. Joe Donnelly (Indiana), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota), Sen. Jon Tester (Montana), and Sen. Mark Warner (Virginia).Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the Banking Committee, said, “The bill has received widespread support from commentators, regulators, businesses, and institutions representing millions of hard working Americans and consumers, including over 10,000 community bankers, more than 100 million credit union consumer members, and thousands of small business owners and entrepreneurs, among others.”The bill would modify key parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Under the bill, banks with assets less than $100 billion would be immediately exempted from federal stress tests. Banks with less than $10 billion in assets would be exempted from the Volcker rule, which restricts U.S. banks from certain speculative investments. It would also change the threshold for systemically important financial institutions (SIFI) from $50 billion to $250 billion.”These reforms make progress toward Treasury’s core financial principles released in June and demonstrate bipartisan support to re-balancing our regulatory framework,” said recently sworn-in Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting in a statement. “I look forward to working with the members of the committee and fellow regulators to continue this work in the weeks and months ahead.”Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) criticized the bill, saying, “There’s nothing to help people with record high levels of student loan debt; nothing to help those with underwater mortgages; and nothing to help workers who are struggling to get by.”“I guarantee you that without this bill the only people that we would be empowering are the big banks,” Sen. Tester said.Sen. Brown opposed the bill, along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland.), Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey).Sen. Crapo said, “The reforms in this bipartisan bill help tailor the current regulatory landscape, while ensuring safety and soundness and relieving the burden on American businesses that are unfairly being treated like the largest companies in our economy.” Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Senate Senate Banking Committee SIFIs Stress Tests Volcker Rule Home / Daily Dose / Senate Set to Review Dodd-Frank Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Dodd-Frank Senate Senate Banking Committee SIFIs Stress Tests Volcker Rule 2017-12-05 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Four still in custody following car chase through Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Four still in custody following car chase through Donegal By News Highland – December 16, 2020 Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Four people remain in custody this morning following an attempted burglary in Letterkenny and subsequent Garda chase yesterday.The two men and two women are being held in connection with the attempted burglary at Kernans filling station at Tullygay at around 3.20am yesterday morning.Searches were then carried out in the Glenties area after a car believed to have been involved in the burglary was found crashed in the area.A coordinated checkpoint was then put in place in a number of areas in the county and a car chase ensued when a vehicle failed to stop for Gardai at Kilraine Glenties.Four people were eventually apprehended by Gardai near Donegal Town.One person is currently being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station, 1 in Milford and the other two at Ballyshannon Garda Station.Investigations are on-going. Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article‘Remember how precious life is’ – Geraldine MullanNext articleTyrone GAA host 2020 Convention News Highland Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Making a difference

first_imgSkip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Pike County officials declare Farm-City Week Coach Don Maestri learns his way around the farm. City and county government officials met with the Pike County Chamber… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Making a difference Dawson said Thistle Farms is a social enterprise that is run by women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addition and life of the streets.“These women create by hand natural body care products that are as good for the body as they are for the earth,” Dawson said. “Thistle Farms uses all natural ingredients and earth-friendly practices.”Thistle Farm products will also include note cards made from all natural products.Dawson said by choosing Fair Trade products, buyers are not only accessing high quality products, they are making a difference in the lives of the people who grow and craft the products.The Fair Trade Extravaganza will also offer Advent calendars, some with chocolate treats, and a variety of baked goods, including cookies, cakes and pies. The proceeds from the bake sale will support the food bank at the church.The Fair Trade Extravaganza will be from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 401 West College Street in Troy. Everyone is invited to come and support safe and healthy working conditions for farmers and artisans and create economic opportunities for marginalized producers. By Jaine Treadwell Fair Trade is both a market-based approach and a social movement committed to improving conditions for the working poor around the world and promoting responsible stewardship of the environment throughout the production process, Dawson said.“The products that will be offered at St. Mark’s Fair Trade Extravaganza provide the only means of revenue for artisans and others in their communities,” she said. “The proceeds from all product sales will go toward supporting these struggling artisans and their communities. And, all products are fair trade, handcrafted and eco-friendly.”The 2012 Fair Trade Extravaganza will feature more than 270 bead items from BeadsforLife, percussion instruments from Africa and bath and body products from Thistle Farms. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Email the author “In Uganda, women have an opportunity to find work and earn money by making paper bead products from recycled paper,” Dawson said. “The beads are made into colorful bracelets, necklaces and ear rings. We’ll have more than 250 bead products, ranging in price from five dollars to 15 dollars, to choose from and they make wonderful gifts.”Dawson said that money in the hands of the women who create these products becomes savings, savings become hope and hope becomes opportunity and sustainable businesses are born.The percussion instruments that will be featured at the Fair Trade Extravaganza are created from natural products and recycled items.“These percussion instruments are especially wonderful for children who enjoy music,” Dawson said. “But they are rhythm instruments that anyone can enjoy. From Peru, we have a variety of handmade ornaments, including the wool sheep ornaments that were so popular at last year’s Fair Trade Extravaganza.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Print Article By The Penny Hoarder 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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 Elizabeth Dawson, coordinator of the 2nd Annual Fair Trade Extravaganza to be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Troy, is pictured with bead jewelry that was made from recycled paper by Ugandan women who are among the world’s working poor. Other items for sale at the Fair Trade Extravaganza include percussion instruments made in Africa from natural and recycled items and bath and body products made by women who have survived lives on the streets.Fair trade extravaganza at St. Mark’s November 14Not often is there an opportunity to make a purchase and also make a difference in the world. But the 2nd Annual Fair Trade Extravaganza and Bake Sale at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Troy on Saturday, Nov. 18 will provide that opportunity.Elizabeth Dawson, event coordinator, said the purchase of fair trade gifts supports women artisans in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Latest Storieslast_img read more

Octopus killed for food after correctly predicting 3 World Cup games

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Rabiot, the World Cup-predicting octopus, has died.More precisely, he’s been turned into sashimi, reports Japanese newspaper Mainichi.Japanese outlet Sora News 24 was more gruesome in its description of Rabiot’s fate: “match-predicting octopus gutted after loss to Poland … literally.”Rabiot was a Giant Pacific Octopus caught off the coast of Obira, Hokkaido.According to Mainichi, fisherman Kimio Abe, 51, named the mollusk on June 19.Abe then placed his new invertebrate in a paddling pool containing three boxes with food, one representing Japan, another representing its opponent and a third representing a draw, according to reports.In the experiment, the octopus tipped its tentacles towards the right boxes, thus predicting a Japanese win against Colombia, a draw with Senegal and a loss to Poland. All three predictions were true.“I’m glad that all the forecasts turned out correct and Japan moved on to the knockout stage,” fisherman Abe told Mainichi in an interview published before the team’s loss to Poland.Rabiot is not the first octopus to predict World Cup results.Paul, an octopus who lived in a German aquarium, correctly predicted eight World Cup games in 2010. He was found dead of natural causes later that fall.Abe told Mainichi that he sent Rabiot to the fish market before Japan lost 1-0 to Poland last week, an outcome the tasty invertebrate didn’t see coming.Meanwhile, scientists feel we might be better served keeping octopuses off dinner plates. Researchers at Cambridge University specifically mentioned octopuses in their 2012 Declaration of Consciousness, which states that some animals also possess the “neurological substrates” that generate consciousness.For his part, Abe told the Japanese newspaper that he is now on the hunt for another eight-limbed oracle to predict the remaining World Cup results.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img July 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Octopus killed for food after correctly predicting 3 World Cup gameslast_img read more

Property sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Property sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’ previous nextHousing MarketProperty sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’Zoopla says its latest cities index shows activity down by only 15% week-on-week but paints a gloomy picture for the coming months as sales agreed dip by nearly two thirds, it predicts.Nigel Lewis26th March 202001,090 Views The housing market has not come to a complete standstill yet, Zoopla has claimed, revealing that ‘sales agreed’ have only dipped by 15% week-on-week, and are only 4% down on the same time last year.But this is not likely to last, the figures from Zoopla’s UK Cities House Price Index reveal. It predicts that next month and beyond sales agreed are likely to be reduce by 80%.The index also predicts that, overall, housing transactions are due to dip by nearly two thirds over the next three months as the Coronavirus-induced economic deep freeze takes hold.Zoopla says buyer demand for properties dipped last week by 40% compared to the week before.This takes demand back to where it was a year ago and sadly wipes out the gains the gains enjoyed by the property market following the General Election.People have also been abandoning sales in greater numbers, and the number of fall-through increased by 60% last week compared to the week before, while the number of new buyers in the market has slumped.“The initial impact of external shocks is to reduce consumer confidence and put a brake on housing demand and the number of people moving home, which we can see in our latest figures,” says Richard Donnell (left), Director of Research and Insight at Zoopla.“We do not expect any immediate impact on prices. Beyond this, the outlook for house prices largely depends upon how the Government’s major package of support for business and households reduces the scale of the economic impact.”Read more about Coronavirus. UK Cities House Price Index sales agreed housing market Richard Donnell Zoopla March 26, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more