British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Lloyds share price is dirt-cheap but I’d only buy it on one condition

first_imgThe Lloyds share price is dirt-cheap but I’d only buy it on one condition Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 30th July, 2020 | More on: LLOY The Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) share price has been trading at shockingly-cheap levels for ages but, unfortunately, there’s a very good reason for that. The news just gets worse and worse for the UK banking sector.The Lloyds share price is down almost 8% this morning after reporting a 16% drop in first-half net income to £7.4bn.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…You don’t need me to tell you the main reason – the banks have been on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lloyds had to make a large provision for bad loans, as businesses and consumers suffer. In this period last year, the FTSE 100 firm posted a profit of £2.9bn. That didn’t impress investors much then.Today, Lloyds revealed an overall loss before tax of £602m, so the stock market was hardly going to be delighted. This has sent the share price down to 26p. Its stock has now fallen by half in the last six months.Stock market crash hits hardIn normal times I’d be rushing to buy at this dirt-cheap price, but as you won’t need reminding, these are far from normal times.Lloyds pays no dividend for starters. Although the government has indicated it may allow banks to resume payments shortly, you have to wonder whether they’ll be able to do so. Payments won’t restart until 2021, at the earliest.Dividends have been the main reason to buy banking stocks lately, given the poor share price performance. Despite this, investors could still take a position in Lloyds now in the hope of benefiting from a share price boost when payouts finally resume.It certainly makes sense to pick up top FTSE 100 stocks like Lloyds when their share prices are down and investors are turning their backs. If you plan to hold for the long term, by which I mean five years and ideally 10, or 20 years, you should eventually reap the benefit.This is where private investors have an advantage over professionals. You can afford to be patient, with nobody to badger you if the recovery takes longer than expected.The Lloyds share price could recoverClearly, it’ll take time as Covid-19 is far from over. We can expect further bad debts when government furlough schemes end in October, and zombie jobs and companies are exposed to the fastest economic contraction in history.Worse, record-low interest rates are squeezing net lending margins and profitability, although the stamp duty holiday might boost mortgage lending. Consumer borrowing and insurance sales should pick up as the lockdown eases, so the next set of results may be more positive.The Lloyds share price should benefit from the bank’s relatively low cost-to-income ratio, and its shift into digital banking is showing signs of promise. Trading at just over eight times earnings, this may one day prove a bargain.At least something good has come out of the financial crisis. Banks are in a much stronger financial position as a result. They need to be right now.So what’s the one condition I’d take into account before buying this particular banking stock? Giving it time. The Lloyds share price should recover one day. I’d say only buy if you’re prepared for the long haul and don’t expect a quick surge. 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.center_img Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

Answer: Be a contestant on ‘Jeopardy’ game show

first_imgAnswer: Be a contestant on ‘Jeopardy’ game show Question: What did a Virginia Tech Episcopal chaplain recently do? Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tom O’Brien says: Rector Bath, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Comments are closed. Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Rev. D. Scott Russell, Episcopal Church chaplain at Virginia Tech, poses with Jeopardy quiz show Alex Trebek. Photo/Jeopardy Productions Inc.[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. D. Scott Russell, Episcopal Church chaplain at Virginia Tech, learned a few things during the journey that brought him to a recent appearance on the television quiz show “Jeopardy.”The pressure of nine million people watching you bet your knowledge against two other players can make 30 minutes pass like 30 seconds, and the bright studio lights can erase short-term memory.If you take the often-given advice to try to beat your competitors and buzz in first to win the right to answer, “you have to have the right answer.”At the same time, you have to “be in the moment and be present and not fall apart.”Also, Russell learned, “I don’t know that I have the killer instinct” needed to win.And, if you come in third and you are wearing a clerical collar, Russell said, you learn to be a “gracious loser.”“It was a privilege to get as far as I did,” Russell told Episcopal News Service about his Dec. 5 appearance, adding that the other two contestants he face were “academically inclined and they really out-competed me.”Russell matched his knowledge against Brandon Barnwell, a linguistics graduate student at University of California-Santa Barbara, and Bhibha Das, a post-doctoral researcher in physical activity and public health at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Das won in part by betting all the money she had accumulated on a Daily Double answer and then asking the correct question.To play the game, which has been on television since 1964, contestants are presented answers in one of six subject categories and they must respond in the form of a question. Contestants earn money based on the dollar amount assigned to each answer.Russell, associate rector at Christ Church in Blacksburg, Virginia and campus minister at Virginia Tech’s Canterbury House, earned his spot on the show by first doing well on Jeopardy’s online test. He was then invited to a regional contest.Russell learned that the show producers aren’t just interested in the fact that all his life people have been telling him he is so good at trivia games that he ought to be on Jeopardy. The producers “want to make sure you’re fun and engaging, and that you’re not just some trivia nerd,” he said.The show doesn’t keep track of how many ordained ministers or member of religious orders have appeared on the show, but Russell said that during his journey to Jeopardy he ran into another ordained Episcopalian who fit the “fun-and-engaging” and “not-a-trivia-nerd” criteria. When he was in Washington, D.C., for the taping of the regional contest, Russell said, he chanced upon Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, who told him he had been a Jeopardy contestant years ago.“He didn’t win either,” Russell said with a chuckle.Many contestants Russell met had come to Hollywood with big dreams for their potential winnings. For instance, Russell said, one wanted to win enough to re-open her grandfather’s candy store. Had Russell won, he said, his aim was to pay off his student loans.He may have placed third, but Russell still went home with some money. Second- and third-place contestants receive $2,000 and $1,000. Russell said his winnings covered his Hollywood trip expenses with a little left over.Russell wrote Dec. 6 about his experience in a blog post titled “I’ll take ‘It’s Harder than it Looks’ for $2000, Alex!”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 7, 2011 at 2:23 am Actually, the show has been on since the late 1960’s. I was on the show for three days in 1970 and Russell’s description is very accurate. You have to be on “automatic pilot” the whole time you are on the air. Blessings, Tom O’Brien, Southeast Florida Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm I watched the show on which this priest appeared and wish he had been identified as an Episcopalian then. No church at all was mentioned on the show. 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 December 7, 2011 at 11:02 am Thanks Tom. It appears the show first aired in 1964 on CBS. The current series first aired in 1984. The article has been updated. Rector Tampa, FL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Matthew Davies says: David Gable says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Dec 6, 2011 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (3) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MIlast_img read more

Indiana Corn and Soybean Production Down From Last Year

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Based on conditions September 1, Indiana’s 2012 corn production is forecast at 605.0 million bushels, down 28 percent from the 839.5 million bushels produced in 2011. If realized, the expected yield of 100 bushels per acre would be down 46 bushels from last year’s 146 bushels per acre. The 6.05 million acres for harvest is up 5 percent from the acreage harvested last year. As of September 1, corn condition was rated 8 percent good to excellent.Soybean production is forecast at 184.6 million bushels, down 22 percent from the 238.1 million bushels produced in 2011. The expected yield of 37 bushels per acre is down 8.0 bushels from the previous year. The acreage expected to be harvested for beans, at 4.99 million acres, is down 6 percent from 2011. As of September 1, soybean condition was rated 20 percent good to excellent.U.S. corn production is forecast at 10.7 billion bushels, down less than 1 percent from the August forecast and down 13 percent from 2011. This represents the lowest production in the United States since 2006. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 122.8 bushels per acre, down 0.6 bushel from the August forecast and 24.4 bushels below the 2011 average. If realized, this will be the lowest average yield since 1995. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 87.4 million acres, unchanged from the August forecast but up 4 percent from 2011.National soybean production is forecast at 2.63 billion bushels, down 2 percent from August and down 14 percent from last year. Based on September 1 conditions, yields are expected to average 35.3 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushel from last month and down 6.2 bushels from last year. Compared with last month, yield forecasts are lower or unchanged across the Great Plains and most of the Corn Belt as lingering drought conditions continued to hamper yield expectations. Area for harvest in the United States is forecast at 74.6 million acres, unchanged from August but up 1 percent from last year.Source: Indiana NASS Previous articleCorn Production Down Slightly and Soybean Production Reduced 2 PercentNext articleHoosiers Among Hundreds to Attend Farm Bill Rally Andy Eubank SHARE By Andy Eubank – Sep 12, 2012 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn and Soybean Production Down From Last Year Indiana Corn and Soybean Production Down From Last Year Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Opinion: Pasadena Minimum Wage Increase Won’t Push Workers Over “Benefits Cliffs”

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Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Opinion & Columnists Opinion: Pasadena Minimum Wage Increase Won’t Push Workers Over “Benefits Cliffs” By ELIZABETH BEN-ISHAI Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 3:33 pm Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is using misleading scare tactics in its efforts to oppose a minimum wage plan in the city. At a recent City Council hearing, the Chamber warned that people would lose their health care benefits and other government safety net supports if the city adopted a plan to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 hour by 2020. In the vast majority of cases, this simply isn’t true.Across the country, millions of workers earn too little money to get by. Many working families are only able to keep their heads above water – to pay the rent and buy groceries – with assistance from federal and state income support programs, like food stamps and Medicaid. That vast numbers of workers need public benefits despite working full-time is a testament to the importance of raising the minimum wage. No one should work full-time yet still live in poverty.The Pasadena Chamber pretends to care about the plight of working poor families by claiming that workers will become ineligible for the benefits they rely on if their wages increase, making them worse off. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as a “benefits cliff.” But just like so many other arguments against raising the wage, this one loses its steam when we know the facts.People across the political spectrum agree that public assistance programs should promote work and self-sufficiency. They shouldn’t create a disincentive to work by making it costly to choose employment over benefits.Unfortunately, at a City Council hearing on the Pasadena minimum wage last month, speakers spread misinformation that ignores the reality of public assistance program rules. In fact, many programs slowly phase out benefits as income rises, ensuring that a raise (or working more hours) really does increase overall income.One speaker claimed that a $15 minimum wage would cause some low-income workers to lose their Medicaid coverage – the program that provides low- or no-cost health insurance to low-income families – and leave them without affordable health insurance coverage. However, under the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare,” families whose incomes exceed the Medicaid eligibility threshold can purchase subsidized health coverage through the Advance Premium Tax Credit program. These tax credits offer sliding scale coverage for people earning up to $80,360 for a family of three (based on earning up to four times the Federal Poverty Level, which is $20,090 for a household of three)– far more than the $31,200 a worker earning $15 per hour would make annually, based on a 40-hour work week. Ultimately, a minimum wage increase is good for workers’ health insurance access – and their health.In the past it was true that sometimes a modest increase in earnings could result in a loss of benefits under CalFresh (also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or “food stamps”) that was greater than the increase in earnings. However, California has recently taken steps to remove this “benefit cliff” by California increasing the gross income eligibility level for CalFresh to 2 times the federal poverty level. As a result, a family with one working parent and two dependents can potentially qualify for food stamps in California with a gross income under $40,180 – SNAP benefits gradually phase out as net income increases, always leaving families with more money in their pockets after a raise.Important tax credit programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are also structured to ensure that low-income workers who get a raise end up better off. They phase out slowly, and in some cases part-time workers whose incomes increase from very low levels will see an increase in their tax credits that more than offsets the loss of other benefits.Workers receiving child care assistance have sometimes faced benefits cliffs. In California, families qualify for assistance when their incomes are below 210 percent of federal poverty (or $42,216 annually). The recently reauthorized federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCBDG) program allows families to continue receiving assistance until their income reaches the maximum federal eligibility level of 85 percent of State Median Income—which is more than $55,200 in California. The new law also requires states to gradually ease families off of subsidies when their incomes make them ineligible for assistance.While our state and federal public benefits programs aren’t perfect, most have provisions to ensure that lower-wage workers who increase their incomes can continue to receive support, instead of abruptly losing coverage. The bottom line is that a higher minimum wage will make low-income working families better off, regardless of whether they currently rely on public assistance to make ends meet. The facts bear this out.Pasadena’s low-wage workers deserve a raise. The Chamber’s misleading arguments are designed to frighten the public and lawmakers into opposing an increase in the minimum wage. With these myths dispelled, and so much evidence to support its benefits, the city should move ahead with the $15 minimum wage proposal immediately.Elizabeth Ben-Ishai, a Pasadena resident, is senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national anti-poverty organization that develops and advocates for federal, state and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribelast_img read more

Vacancy Rates Inch Upward

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Vacancy Rates Inch Upward Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: A Tough Market Means Tough Decisions Next: Homeownership is the Key to Wealth-Building, Middle Class Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Census Bureau single-family housing Vacancy Rate 2015-10-28 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img National vacancy rates for both rental and homeowner housing inched slightly upward year-over-year in Q3, according to data released by the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau on Tuesday.The vacancy rate for rental housing in Q3 2015 was 7.3 percent, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from the same quarter a year ago. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.9 percent in Q3, up 0.1 percentage points both month-over-month and year-over-year.Vacancy rates in rental housing were highest outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas at 9.2 percent and were lower in principal cities at 7.7 percent and suburbs at 6.2 percent. The homeowner vacancy rate was also highest outside MSAs at 2.5 percent and was slightly lower inside principal cities at 1.9 percent and in the suburbs at 1.7 percent.Overall in Q3, approximately 87.1 percent of single-family housing units were occupied and 12.9 percent were vacant, according to the Census Bureau. About 55.5 percent of all single-family housing units were owner-occupied in Q3, while renter-occupied units comprised bout 31.6 percent of single-family housing inventory in the third quarter.Single-family units that were vacant year-round made up about 9.7 percent of total housing units in the third quarter; 3.2 percent of vacant units were used seasonally, according to the Census Bureau. About 2.5 percent of total single-family units were for rent and 1.1 percent were for sale. Slightly less than 1 percent (0.9) of units had been sold or rented but were yet to be occupied.Out of the vacant units that were held off the market, which comprised 5.3 percent of the country’s total housing stock in Q3, “1.5 percent were for occasional use, 0.9 percent were temporarily occupied by persons with usual residence elsewhere (URE), and 2.8 percent were vacant for a variety of other reasons,” according to the Census Bureau.Also according to the Census Bureau’s report on Tuesday, the country’s overall homeownership rate climbed by 0.3 percentage points from Q2 to Q3 up to 63.7 percent; Q2’s reported rate of 63.4 percent was a 48-year low. In the third quarter of 2014, the homeownership rate was 64.4 percent. About Author: Brian Honea Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Census Bureau single-family housing Vacancy Rate Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Vacancy Rates Inch Upward Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 28, 2015 974 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Level 5 could be exited on a county by county basis

first_img Facebook Level 5 could be exited on a county by county basis Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 13, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSpecific funding needed for busy Letterkenny road – BroganNext articleAnother 11 Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland News Highland Pinterest Google+ Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Twitter Exiting level 5 in December should be done on a county by county basis, according to one health expert.The national 14-day incident rate is 135 per 100 thousand, but some areas of country are experiencing much higher rates.Local figures show South Inishowen in Donegal has the highest local area rate, at 536 cases per 100,000.Health System’s Professor Anthony Staines says keeping on top of community transmission will be key…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, families may be able to reunite at Christmas if efforts to suppress the virus continue.That’s the message from the National Public Health Emergency Team, which has also described people returning home from abroad for Christmas as “non-essential travel”. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Barcello receives waiver from NCAA, eligible to play this season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU athletics announced today that junior guard Alex Barcello has a received a waiver from the NCAA and is eligible to play this season.Barcello, a junior guard from Chandler, Arizona, played the first two seasons of his collegiate career at Arizona where he appeared in 51 games, averaged 2.9 points and totaled 48 rebounds, 35 assists and 13 steals. As a sophomore, he scored in double figures three times, including a career-best 16 points against Georgia Southern, 12 points at Utah and 14 points versus California.Prior to Arizona, Barcello prepped at Corona del Sol High School where he was the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arizona and was a member of the ESPN Top 100 for the class of 2017. A two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year (2015, 2017), Barcello helped guide Corona del Sol to a pair of 6A state titles. During Corona del Sol’s run to the 2015 state title, Barcello scored 51 points in a state tournament game.As a senior at Corona del Sol, Barcello averaged 24.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 54.8 percent from the field, 39.5 percent from 3-point range and 89.3 percent from the free-throw line. Following his senior year, he advanced to the finals of the American Family Insurance National 3-Point Shooting Competition. Barcello concluded his high school career with 2,254 points. Written by October 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barcello receives waiver from NCAA, eligible to play this season Tags: Alex Barcello/BYU Cougars Basketball Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Death Row Inmate’s Habeas Petition Denied By 7th Circuit

first_imgDeath Row Inmate’s Habeas Petition Denied By 7th CircuitJennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.comThe man who brutally raped and murdered a teenager in Spencer County in 2001 will continue to sit on death row after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of his petition for habeas corpus relief.Ron Ward knocked on the door of the home of 15-year-old Stacy Payne. After she let him in, he assaulted her and injured her so severely she eventually died from her injuries. An officer responding to the scene caught Ward standing in the home and took him into custody.He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death but that verdict was overturned because the Indiana Supreme Court believed Ward was denied the right to a fair trial when his trial was moved. At his second trial in Vanderburgh County, he pleaded guilty to murder and rape. One of his attorneys, Lorinda Youngcourt, was overworked as she was handing other capital cases at the same time. As a result, mitigating evidence wasn’t prepared as intended and the attorneys decided to tell the jury that Ward was a psychopath and shouldn’t be put to death because he is insane.The jury recommended the death penalty, which was imposed by the special judge. Ward exhausted his state court appeals and turned to the federal court for relief, but the district court denied his petition for habeas corpus.“Even assuming that Ward’s attorneys performed deficiently when they pounded into the jury’s mind the idea that Ward is a psychopath — not merely someone suffering from severe antisocial personality disorder — we cannot say that the state court’s conclusion that there was no prejudice was unreasonable,” Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote.The judges found the Indiana Supreme Court reasonably applied Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984).Wood also noted that Ward was not prejudiced by his counsels’ performance because of the mountain of evidence against him.The case is Roy L. Ward v. Ron Neal, superintendent, Indiana State Prison, 16-1001.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Carter Opens All Military Jobs To Women In Historic Move

first_imgDec 03, 2015 | by Richard SiskDefense Secretary Ashton Carter reversed centuries of U.S. military tradition Thursday with the historic announcement that all military occupational specialties would now be open to women.“They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat,” he said, provided that the women can meet the same physical and professional standards as men.“They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALs, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men,” Carter said.Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, who was alone among the service chiefs in opposing the total integration of women into the force, was absent from Carter’s announcement at a Pentagon briefing.As Marine commandant before his promotion to chairman, Dunford had recommended “exceptions” for the Marine Corps in certain military jobs, including infantry.Carter sought to minimize the disagreement with the nation’s top uniformed officer, saying Dunford would be “by my side” in the implementation of the new rules.The immediate impact of the momentous changes would likely be felt by the three women who recently passed Army Ranger School. They had been barred from applying for service with the 75th Ranger Regiment under existing rules, but Carter said the three would now be eligible.Carter said he expected all the services to report to him within 30 days on how they will go about putting the changes into effect.Women in Congress who had served in the military hailed Carter’s announcement.Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, a retired Air Force colonel and former A-10 Thunderbolt pilot, said, “Today’s historic announcement finally recognizes that our military is strongest when it prioritizes merit and capability, not gender — and it’s about damn time.”However, the chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees withheld their immediate endorsements, saying they would conduct a review of the changes and the proposals for their implementation.In a joint statement, Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas, said, “Congress has an essential Constitutional role to make rules for the government and regulation of our nation’s armed forces.”They said their review would include the 1,000-page Marine Integrated Task Force report, which included Dunford’s recommendations for exceptions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more