National Bank of Kenya Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Cresta Marakanelo Limited ( Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (  2020 interim results for the second quarter.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

Why I reckon the FTSE 100 really could be above 7,000 by the end of the year

first_imgWhy I reckon the FTSE 100 really could be above 7,000 by the end of the year Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Kevin Godbold 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 21st November, 2020 Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I watched a news clip on CNBC yesterday and JP Morgan Private Bank analyst Anastasia Amoroso suggested the great rotation in stocks we’re seeing could have only just begun. And that’s good news for the FTSE 100 if it proves to be correct because the index contains many cyclical stocks.Cyclicals look set to power the FTSE 100 higherThe presenter made the point that the rotation from growth stocks to cyclicals (mostly in America) began around two-and-a-half months ago. But Amoroso insisted she believed the trend had several months and perhaps even quarters still to run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I think it’s an intriguing theory that could have legs. Indeed, here in the UK, we’ve already seen something of a snap-back rally for cyclicals since the welcome news from Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna regarding progress with their new vaccines for Covid-19. Indeed, with the prospect of an exit route from the pandemic, cyclical shares are moving to predict improved trading ahead.Big movers on the London market include banks such as Lloyds and Natwest.  And airline shares such as EasyJet, hotel and restaurant operators such as Whitbread, and food-on-the-go specialist Greggs. And I reckon there could be plenty of impetus still to come for cyclical shares as we move towards the end of the year.There could be positive news aheadFor example, we may hear more news about vaccines either from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna or from other vaccine developers. And we could hear news regarding the UK’s Brexit Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the European Union. On top of that, the stock market looks ahead and is trying to predict what trading will be like for companies six and even nine months ahead. And in mid-May 2021, for example, we’ll be moving into warmer weather in the UK, which makes life harder for the virus.I also believe changes in the government’s approach to dealing with the pandemic could help businesses. As I see it, there appears to be a gathering upswell of public opinion railing against lockdowns and the damage they cause to businesses. I reckon a policy of using lockdowns to suppress the virus may prove tough to sustain in 2021. Perhaps the government will find more creative methods of fighting the disease.Meanwhile, heading towards the end of the year, we could benefit from the effects of a Santa rally in the stock market. Indeed, all of these things could be good for cyclical shares. And one of the great things about cyclical stocks is they can move quickly when economic conditions begin to improve. For example, in 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis, Barclays shot up from around 90p to 333p over a period of just six months.More cyclical stocks I’d buy nowI think moves like those are worth targeting with cyclical stocks. But it’s worth noting that Barclays hasn’t been as high again since its initial upswing during 2009. That’s why I believe many cyclical stocks don’t make great long-term investments.Nevertheless, I’d be a buyer now of cyclical stocks like those mentioned above on dips and down days. And I also think there is a lot of value in shares such as iron ore pellet producer Ferrexpo, mega-miner Rio Tinto, and housebuilder Persimmon. I’d be keen to own shares in all those firms too, along with a fund tracking the FTSE 100.last_img read more

Two bombs detonated outside Zanzibar’s Anglican cathedral

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Africa, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Posted Feb 25, 2014 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Two bombs detonated outside Zanzibar’s Anglican cathedral Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Anglican Communion Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Collierville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar press release] During the mid-afternoon of Monday, Feb. 24, two small explosive devices detonated sequentially near the main entrance to Christ Church Cathedral and the Former Slave Market in Mkunazini. The Cathedral is a First Class World Heritage Monument and the Former Slave Market an International Site of Conscience. The entire site is presently undergoing significant renovation through a generous grant from the European Union.The Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar, owner of the site, said it “is grateful to Almighty God that no persons were injured.” There was slight damage to a nearby car and no damage to the structures or facilities whatsoever.Working in cooperation with local authorities, security measures at the site are being enhanced to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. The government has increased local security patrols and is thoroughly investigating the incident. The Anglican diocese said it is “thankful for this immediate response and ongoing assistance.”“The Anglican diocese is undeterred in its mission of promoting peaceful conditions on Zanzibar and the good of all Zanzibaris. This includes an ongoing commitment to securing quality health care, education and job opportunities for all people.“We call on all people of good will to join with us in prayer for the peace of Zanzibar and the region and committed action towards achieving a safe environment and the prosperity all Zanzibaris.”last_img read more

Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

first_imgSunday May 25, 2014 Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final Toulon winger Bryan Habana has issued a public apology for what can only be described as a football-like dive in yesterday’s Heineken Cup final. This evening he took to twitter in an attempt to smooth over the incident, and issued a public apology. The 95 times capped Springbok winger has reached the peak of the game due in part to his incredibly competitive nature and high workrate. Unfortunately in recent times (on more than one occasion) it appears that he’s going a bit far, milking small knocks for all they’re worth.Against Saracens he didn’t get much ball so was probably quite frustrated. Off turnover ball he set off in typical fashion, but a chip and chase resulted in a slight bit of contact from Owen Farrell, and Habana went down, theatrically, as noted by Top 14 commentator Martin Gillingham.He might have got the penalty anyway, but he flung his body back in a way that should never be seen on the rugby field. Saracens captain Steve Borthwick could be heard shouting ‘Embarrassing, embarrassing’ in Habana’s direction, and referee Alain Rolland had a word with him.So this evening, Habana manned up and took full responsibility for his actions, apologising.“So before anything.. Apologies in every way and to the whole community for happened in the Heineken Cup final yesterday… It was in no way intended with malice or to bring the game into disrepute. Sportsmanship and integrity are key factors to what makes rugby so special and I let myself, the fans, our opponents and the game down. Hopefully it didn’t take away from what was a fantastic spectacle and even more so a special victory for @RCTOfficiel.” Fair play to him. He’s been at the highest level for ten years now and with this weekend’s win he’s joined an exclusive club of players to have won pretty much everything – Currie Cup, Super Rugby, British & Irish Lions, Tri Nations, World Cup and now, the Heineken Cup.And next weekend, possibly the Top 14 too. But diving, that can’t happen again.This is the apology from Bryan Habana, posted via his twitter accountADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Gap House / Pitman Tozer

first_img 2007 Area:  185 m² Area:  185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Party Wall Surveyor:Dunphy & HayesCity:City of WestminsterCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nick KaneText description provided by the architects. The house, which is sited on a plot only 2.3m wide within a conservation area in West London, proves that sustainable architecture is achievable without compromise on the tightest of urban sites. The house incorporates a number of green strategies including passive solar gain, high levels of insulation, a ground coupled heat pump and rainwater harvesting to minimize its carbon footprint. It achieves all of this without compromising design. Save this picture!© Nick KaneWith a street frontage of only 8 ft/2.3 m wide the house sits within a narrow slot, originally the side alley and rear garden of an adjoining property. The challenge was how to create a Low Carbon Building and make a comfortable 4-bed family home, maximising light and space within the constraints of a tight and awkward site. Save this picture!© Nick KaneThe key to achieving a solution where each habitable room has good daylight and feels spacious, even within the narrowest part, was to stack the smaller bedrooms at the front of the house facing the street and to organise the rear in a cascading configuration with the wet rooms and storage occupying the parts of the plan with no natural light. A courtyard at the rear of the site brings light into the ground floor reception space. A central twisting timber stair held as a piece of sculpture off the walls brings daylight deep into the centre of the plan on each floor. Save this picture!© Nick KaneThe house was designed and built for partner of the practice Luke Tozer and his family and developed by the practice as a case study project allowing the partners to put in to practice new strategies for Carbon reduction and energy generation. Save this picture!© Nick KaneThe house is designed to use approximately 30% of the energy of a typical house built to current Building Regulations, with a predicted reduction in heating bills of approx. £500-£800/annum. Project gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture NewsRoyal Adelaide Hospital Open Ideas CompetitionEvent Share Briary Energy Architects: Pitman Tozer Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Nick Kane+ 14 Share United Kingdom “COPY” ArchDaily Brownstone Ltd ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Energy Consultants: Richard Tant Associates photographs:  Nick KanePhotographs:  Nick Kane 2007 Projectscenter_img Landscape Consultant: Contractor: Year:  Structural Engineer: Nurture Nature Gap House / Pitman TozerSave this projectSaveGap House / Pitman Tozer CopyHouses•City of Westminster, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Gap House / Pitman Tozer CopyAbout this officePitman TozerOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCity of WestminsterHousesUnited KingdomPublished on July 10, 2013Cite: “Gap House / Pitman Tozer” 10 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?狭窄的住宅/ Pitman Tozer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 M&E Engineer: Photographs Year:  “COPY” Arup, Richard Pearce & Associateslast_img read more

On solidarity with Standing Rock, executive clemency and the international Indigenous struggle

first_imgGreeting Sisters and Brothers:I have been asked to write a solidarity statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement, as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there.I am grateful to have survived to see the rebirth of the united and undefeated Sioux Nation at Standing Rock in the resistance to the poisonous pipeline that threatens the life source of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It is an honor to have been alive to see this happen with you young people. You are nothing but awesome in my eyes.It has been a long, hard road these 40 years of being caged by an inhuman system for a crime I did not commit. I could not have survived physically or mentally without your support, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul for encouraging me to endure and maintain a spiritual and legal resistance.We are now coming to the end of that road, soon arriving at a destination which will at least in part be determined by you. Along the lines of what Martin Luther King said shortly before his death, I may not get there with you, but I only hope and pray that my life, and if necessary, my death, will lead my Native peoples closer to the Promise Land.I refer here not to the Promise Land of the Christian bible, but to the modest promises of the Treaties our ancestors secured from enemies bent on their destruction in order to enable us to survive as distinct peoples and live in a dignified manner. Our elders knew the value of written words and laws to the white man, even as they knew the lengths the invaders would go to try to get around them.Our ancestors did not benefit from these Treaties, but they shrewdly and persistently negotiated the best terms they could get, to protect us from wars which could only end in our destruction, no matter how courageously and effectively we fought. No, the Treaties were to the benefit of the [U.S.] Americans; this upstart nation needed the Treaties to put a veneer of legitimacy on its conquest of the land and its rebellion against its own countrymen and king.It should be remembered that Standing Rock was the site of the 1974 conference of the international Indigenous movement that spread throughout the Americas and beyond, the starting point for the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The UNDRIP was resisted by the United States for three decades until its adoption by the U.N. in 2007. The U.S. was one of just four nations to vote against ratification, with President Obama acknowledging the Declaration as an aspirational document without binding force under international law.While some of the leaders of this movement are veterans of the 1970s resistance at Pine Ridge, they share the wisdom of our past elders in perceiving [that] the moral and political symbolism of peaceful protest today is as necessary for us as [it] was necessary for the people of Pine Ridge in the 1970s. The 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee ended with an agreement to investigate human rights and treaty abuses; that inquiry and promise were never implemented nor honored by the United States. The Wounded Knee Agreement should be honored with a Truth and Reconciliation Commission established to thoroughly examine the U.S. government’s role in the “Reign of Terror” on Pine Ridge in the 1970s. This project should be coordinated with the cooperation of the many international human rights organizations that have called for my immediate and unconditional release for more than four decades.I have to caution you young people to be careful, for you are up against a very evil group of people whose only concern is to fill their pockets with even more gold and wealth. They could not care less how many of you they have to kill or bury in a prison cell. They don’t care if you are a young child or an old grandmother, and you better believe they are and have been recruiting our own people to be snitches and traitors. They will look to the drunks, the addicts and child molesters, those who prey on our old and our children; they look for the weak-minded individuals. You must remember to be very cautious about falsely accusing people based more on personal opinion than on evidence. Be smart.I call on all my supporters and allies to join the struggle at Standing Rock in the spirit of peaceful spiritual resistance and to work together to protect Unci Maka, Grandmother Earth. I also call upon my supporters and all people who share this Earth to join together to insist that the U.S. complies with and honors the provisions of international law as expressed in the UNDRIP, International Human Rights Treaties and the long-neglected Treaties and trust agreements with the Sioux Nation. I particularly appeal to Jill Stein and the Green Parties of the U.S. and the world to join this struggle by calling for my release and adopting the UNDRIP as the new legal framework for relations with Indigenous peoples.Finally, I also urge my supporters to immediately and urgently call upon President Obama to grant my petition for clemency, to permit me to live my final years on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Scholars, political grassroots leaders, humanitarians and Nobel Peace Laureates have demanded my release for more than four decades. My Clemency Petition asks President Obama to commute, or end, my prison term now in order for our nation to make progress healing its fractured relations with Native communities. By facing and addressing the injustices of the past, together we can build a better future for our children and our children’s children.Again, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for working together to protect the water. Water is Life.In the Spirit of Crazy Horse,DokshaLeonard PeltierFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Navajo Nation, reeling from coronavirus, focuses attention on elections

first_imgABC NewsBY: CONOR FINNEGAN AND MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — When the pandemic hit the Navajo Nation this spring, it came fast and furious — spreading “like wildfire,” according to its president Jonathan Nez, and devastating communities long left impoverished by years of systemic racism and neglect.But the virus and efforts to contain it have now impacted the Navajo on another critical front — voting.With the 2020 election less than two months away, the community is rallying to register voters and hopes to play a decisive role in races in the 13 counties its members call home across Utah, New Mexico and swing-state Arizona.“Right now, what’s happening is this assessment of the pandemic — the lack of resources, the lack of initial response and so many things and so many people passing. I mean, it’s just overwhelming,” Jaynie Parrish told ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz.While COVID-19 hit Navajo Nation later than most states, the community here suffered the highest infection rate per capita in the country by May.“We’ve had field team members lose family. I’ve lost family,” said Parrish, pausing with tears in her eyes.Navajo Nation is the largest Indian reservation in the country — nearly three times the size of Massachusetts. But its members had higher rates of unemployment and food insecurity before the pandemic — disparities that increased its vulnerability to the coronavirus, along with the close nature of Navajo families.“Once the virus snuck into the Navajo Nation, you know, it took advantage of our strengths,” said Nez in an interview this week. “And that is, we like to have our families in one house, multi-generations.”As of Thursday, 530 Navajo have lost their lives. But the nation has made a turnaround in recent weeks, thanks largely to a strict mask policy and curfews laid out by Navajo leadership.This past Tuesday was the first day with no new cases reported since the first one arrived.Nez, a Democrat, and his Republican Vice President, Myron Lizer, credit their people’s culture of respect for leadership and data.“The leadership here is out there shoulder to shoulder with our warriors on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Nez, taking a break between work handing out food and water to neighbors in need.Nez and Lizer’s bipartisan alliance has caught the attention of the country, particularly after they spoke at their respective parties’ conventions. They credit it with doubling their ability to reach out in their states and in Washington amid historic need across the country.“It has been effective. You know, he’s got the keys to the White House. I don’t,” said Nez — a reference to Lizer’s appearances at the White House with President Donald Trump. “A lot of times he goes out and attends a lot of these national meetings while I stay home and take care of the domestic issues here, just like I’m doing right outside here with getting food and supplies to our citizens.”Along with aid, Nez, Lizer and a group of volunteers are handing out information on voting.With over 300,000 residents, the majority of them in swing-state Arizona, the Navajo have a strong impact.“Navajo voters have always stepped up,” said Parrish, the campaign director for the Navajo County Democrats, who lives in Window Rock, Arizona. “I see the enthusiasm of our young people and our elders like my mom. … I feel good about this.”But referring to the pandemic, she added, “If anything, it’s motivating people more than ever.”That energy has met some impediments, with a new lawsuit accusing Arizona of restricting their ability to vote.Members of the Nation sued last month to challenge a new state law that requires mail-in ballots to be received by Election Day.Mail here can take five to six days, often routed through far-away cities before making it to county seats where mailed ballots are tabulated. Many residents don’t have street addresses or nearby mailboxes.But Nez told ABC News he hopes that the food distribution sites set up by the Navajo Nation can soon act as ballot drop boxes to make it easier for members to vote and do so safely, with minimal contact.“I am very concerned because there’s a lot of negative talking about how we’re not supposed to be voting early. But I tell everyone that I talk with to vote early, just ask for an early ballot,” said Joanna Peshlakai, a field organizer for the Navajo County Democrats.Some Navajo members have been motivated this cycle by not only the lack of federal support for Indian tribes and the pandemic’s acute devastation here, but also by the racial reckoning across America.“My mom and dad always would say, ‘Well, why do you think we were left out of those history books? It’s not a pretty history. It’s a horrible history,” said Jaynie, but, “They instilled in me that we have a 10,000-year history plus as Indigenous peoples, so four to five hundred years is just a small stint in that. And even now, these last six months is a small stint in that. … So we’re going to be here — resilient.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Future hot water drilling on Rutford Ice Stream 2004/05

first_imgIce streams are major drainage routes, through which much of the ice in Antarctica flows from the continent. They flow at speeds of up to two orders of magnitude greater that the rest of the ice sheet and are believed to rest on beds of soft, water-saturated sediments. As sliding and sediment deformation processes affect the ice stream dynamics, understanding them is essential to futurepredictions of ice sheet variations. Rutford Ice Stream provides one such example of a fast flowing glacier constrained by a deep bedrock trough and is one of a number of ice streams that drain the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the southwestern Ronne Ice Shelf (Figure1). Extensivefieldwork has been conducted on this ice stream over the past 25 years with measurements of strain, velocity and elevation. Also, ice sounding radars and seismic techniques have been used to measure the ice thickness and examine the nature of the bed at several locations [Doake et al.,2001; Smith, 1997]. Many of these measurements have been made in an area approximately 40 km upstream of the grounding line. Here, the aim is to access the bed of Rutford Ice Stream at least twice through almost 2200 m of ice using a hot water drill. Ice cores will be retrieved from selected depths using a hot water ice core drill based on the Caltech design [Engelhardt et al., 2000] and samples of basal sediment will also be recovered. The hole will then be instrumented to measure basal sliding, bed and ice column deformation, basal water pressure and ice temperature. In situ optical images of the bed and any sediment within the ice may also be taken.last_img read more

USS Zumwalt Christening Postponed

first_img View post tag: Christening View post tag: Defense Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Postponed View post tag: USS October 14, 2013 View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Zumwalt Christening Postponed View post tag: Navy USS Zumwalt Christening Postponed The Navy announced on Friday that the christening of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) originally scheduled for Oct. 19 has been cancelled and postponed until a future date.“It is incredibly unfortunate that we are being forced to cancel the christening ceremony for this great warship,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, “but the ongoing government shutdown prevents us from being able to honor Admiral Zumwalt’s memory with a ceremony befitting his and his family’s legacy of service to our Nation and our Navy.”The future USS Zumwalt is a first of class ship for the Navy’s next generation destroyer. Zumwalt class ships are tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack, and will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces, and operate as an integral part of joint and combined expeditionary forces.The Zumwalt honors Navy Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., who became the 19th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in 1970, and passed away in Durham, N.C., Jan. 2, 2000.The Navy is in coordination with the Zumwalt family and General Dynamics – Bath Iron Works to reschedule the christening ceremony.[mappress]Press Release, October 14, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Zumwalt Share this articlelast_img read more