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Sameer Africa Limited (FIRE.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgNovus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Novus Properties Ltd (NOV.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileNovus Properties Limited deals in property development for rent or sale purposes. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Novus Properties Limited’s activities include tailor-made approaches to cater for unique building or office needs, the buying and rental back facilitation, management and maintenance of buildings and offices, as well as the promotion and development of properties. Novus Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

ISA investors! Is the BP share price (and its 7.7% yield) too good to miss?

first_imgISA investors! Is the BP share price (and its 7.7% yield) too good to miss? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 | More on: BP 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. See all posts by Royston Wild “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address There hasn’t been a significant improvement in market confidence, but the FTSE 100 is on its third straight day of gains. This isn’t a massive surprise. Sure, concerns over the coronavirus continue to command investor attention. But with many UK blue-chips looking significantly undervalued following recent heavy falls, the dip buyers are tentatively venturing from their foxholes.I certainly wouldn’t advise prospective dip buyers to pile into BP (LSE: BP), however. It may have bounced from levels not seen since June 2016 below 400p per share. But there are plenty of chances for it to sink again as commentators slash their oil demand forecasts in the wake of the outbreak.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…Demand going down?The boffins at Morgan Stanley are the latest to hack down their estimates. On Tuesday, they reduced their 2020 demand expectations to 500,000 barrels per day from 800,000 barrels previously. The broker also reduced its Brent price forecasts for the second quarter, to $55 a barrel from $57.50 previously.More reductions on either front can’t be ruled out either, and not only on account of any worsening in the coronavirus tragedy. Any flare-up of the US-Chinese trade wars that hampered global growth last year, allied with key European economies moving into recession, could also muddy the demand outlook. That’s even if the OPEC+ group of countries, as expected, reduces supply levels to aid the market balance.City analysts are suggesting that BP’s annual earnings will swell 159% in 2020. Clearly it’s a forecast that is in danger of significant downgrades should one or more of the above issues smack global growth. Therefore not even the company’s low forward P/E ratio of 10.6 times is enough to tempt me in.Dividend in dangerI also fear that predictions of another total dividend of 41 US cents per share in 2020 could fall flat. Firstly, the current projection is covered just 1.2 times by predicted earnings, well below the widely-accepted security watermark of 2 times. And as I say, that’s an earnings consensus in danger of serious reductions as the year progresses.BP is unlikely to have the balance sheet strength to keep paying juicy dividends. Net debt continued to climb in 2019, despite the impact of divestments, rising $2.1bn year-on-year to stand at $45.4bn as of December.The oil mega-giant has designs to pull its gearing ratio down in the medium term too. It’s targeting a figure of between 20% and 30% by 2021, down from 31.1% last year. BP’s clearly not a million miles away from its goal, but in an environment of declining energy prices, something may have to give. And it could well be the dividend.This is why the Footsie firm’s colossal 7.7% dividend yield for 2020 holds little appeal for me. It may obliterate the broader forward average of just above 4% for Britain’s blue-chips. But the company’s high risk profile means I’d much rather invest in one of the index’s other big-paying dividend stocks. 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Anglicans, Episcopalians respond to human toll in South Sudan

first_img 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 Rector Belleville, IL 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 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Sudan & South Sudan Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jan 7, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Anglicans, Episcopalians respond to human toll in South Sudan Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Frequently Asked Questions On National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020

first_imgNews UpdatesFrequently Asked Questions On National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020 LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 Sep 2020 7:37 AMShare This – xNLSIU Bangalore has released a set of FAQs relating to the upcoming NLAT 2020 examination, scheduled to be held on September 12, 2020. Apart from exam schedule, technical/system requirements and instructions for candidates belonging to the PWD category, the following clarifications have been rendered by the University: 1. Will there be a refund of CLAT application fees? NLSIU…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginNLSIU Bangalore has released a set of FAQs relating to the upcoming NLAT 2020 examination, scheduled to be held on September 12, 2020. Apart from exam schedule, technical/system requirements and instructions for candidates belonging to the PWD category, the following clarifications have been rendered by the University: 1. Will there be a refund of CLAT application fees? NLSIU cannot comment on any aspects of the CLAT 2020, including refund of CLAT 2020 application fees. Queries regarding the same may be directed to the CLAT Consortium. 2. How does NLSIU propose to conduct the NLAT 2020 in a manner that prevents malpractices? NLAT 2020 is a “home based” online examination that shall use a combination of AI-based and human proctoring. Additionally, the test structure has been designed in the following manner to minimise the possibility of malpractices:Candidates shall not be able to revisit a question that they have already viewed and moved past;Randomisation of the sequence in which questions are displayed to candidates;Questions have been drafted in a manner that require interpretative answers. 3. Will the NLAT 2020 be a proctored test? How will the proctoring be conducted? NLAT 2020 will be proctored through a combination of technological, AI-based proctoring and human proctoring. The necessary personnel to ensure human proctoring is being provided and trained by the vendor engaged by the University for the NLAT 2020. The vendor has experience conducting large-scale examinations in similar formats. 4. How does NLSIU propose to maintain transparency if the merit list is not being published? Upon conclusion of the examination, the vendor engaged by the University will provide following information: Subject-level score breakdown;Detection of any possible malpractice. Each candidate shall be informed of their merit rank individually. A grievance redressal process shall be established that any candidate may use to raise challenges if they wish to do so. 5. Why does the NLAT 2020 have negative marking for unanswered/ un-attempted questions? NLAT 2020 aims to test “depth of preparation”. Negative answering for unanswered questions will ensure that those candidates who have prepared more comprehensively are able to score better than those that have not. 6. What is the rationale behind the lower number of questions in the NLAT 2020 as compared with the CLAT 2020, and the shorter duration of the NLAT 2020? While the CLAT 2020 is proposed as a 2-hour examination, the NLAT 2020 is of a shorter duration, i.e. 45 minutes. The examination structure of the NLAT 2020 aims to minimise the possibility of malpractices, and a shorter-format examination assists towards this in a home-based testing environment. This was also in response to “infrastructural concerns”. Certain changes have been made to the UG question paper structure to ensure a deeper testing of the skills and aptitude. 7. What is the rationale behind the scoring system for the NLAT 2020? NLAT 2020 tests speed as well as accuracy and depth of preparation. The proposed scoring system will help ensure that candidates do not attempt to guess at the correct answer.Click Here To Register For NLAT 2020 Click Here To Access Sample Questions For NLAT UG 2020 Click Here To Access Sample Questions For NLAT PG 2020 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

J&K People’s Conference Moves SC, Seeks Early Hearing Of Pleas Challenging Abrogation Of Article 370 & Reorganisation Of J&K

first_imgTop StoriesJ&K People’s Conference Moves SC, Seeks Early Hearing Of Pleas Challenging Abrogation Of Article 370 & Reorganisation Of J&K Sanya Talwar9 Nov 2020 12:40 AMShare This – x The Jammu & Kashmir Peoples conference has moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of the batch of pleas’ challenging the abrogation of Article 370 & reorganisation of the Jammu & Kashmir.On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Jammu & Kashmir Peoples conference has moved the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of the batch of pleas’ challenging the abrogation of Article 370 & reorganisation of the Jammu & Kashmir.On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference had challenged the abrogation and the the Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Act, 2019 (‘the Reorganisation Act’) as being entirely unconstitutional.The application seeking early hearing has stated that the petitioners have made out a very strong prima facie case and the issues raised are being considered by a Constitution Bench of the Court.”Notwithstanding the foregoing, pending the final hearing of these petitions challenging the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile State of Jammy and Kashmir and the abrogation of the Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir and notwithstanding the prevailing pandemic conditions sweeping changes are being brought about by the Centre that impact the rights of a large number of people including the dilution of safeguards earlier available to the permanent residents of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir,” the application states.It is further stated that these changes have an irreparable impact on the rights of the citizens of J&K, including creation of domicile rights and third-party rights in land-ownership. In this context, the application reads, “the very purpose of the present proceedings will be severely undermined if the present petitions are not heard and disposed of urgently. Suffice to say sufferance of the people continues as if under conquest without a full-fledged responsible government”.Elaborating on the extension of applicability of several central laws to the Union Territory of Jammy and Kashmir, the petitioner states that the same derive authority from the impugned Constitution orders, (of August 5th & 6th), earmarking the abrogation of Article 370 as well as the Reorganisation Act, the validity of which is under challenge before top court.The Application states that functioning of the Court continues to be restricted till date and consequently, even though seven months have lapsed since the order of March 2, 2020 wherein the preliminary issue of reference to a larger bench was decided, and over a year has lapsed since the Impugned Constitution Orders and the Reorganisation Act were issued, the present batch of Petitions is yet to be heard on merits.Apropos this, the statement declares that the application has been filed seeking urgent disposal of the petitions as significant changes to the rights of the residents of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir have already been brought about by the Centre.Last week, an application seeking early hearing of the petitions was filed by Advocate Shakir Shabir.The application had further stated that all consequent acts of the government, including the recent changes to land laws in the Union Territories, derive authority from the impugned order or subsequent orders, and are therefore also illegal and void ab initio.With reference to the batch of pleas that are pending before the Supreme Court, it is pertinent to note that notice was issued on them last year on August 28 and the matter had been referred to a Constitution Bench. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Non-Implementation Of Several Schemes, Central Act For HIV/AIDS Victims’ Welfare: Patna High Court Calls For Status Report

first_imgNews UpdatesNon-Implementation Of Several Schemes, Central Act For HIV/AIDS Victims’ Welfare: Patna High Court Calls For Status Report Sparsh Upadhyay23 March 2021 6:52 AMShare This – xDealing with a plea inviting the attention of the Court towards the non-implementation of the several schemes notified by the Government (for welfare of HIV/AIDS Victim), the Patna High Court on Monday (22nd March) directed the ascertainment of several issues. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar observed, “The ratio, in which the cases of HIV…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDealing with a plea inviting the attention of the Court towards the non-implementation of the several schemes notified by the Government (for welfare of HIV/AIDS Victim), the Patna High Court on Monday (22nd March) directed the ascertainment of several issues. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S. Kumar observed, “The ratio, in which the cases of HIV stand increased in the State of Bihar and that too amongst the people hailing from rural areas, is alarming. Apathy and inaction on the part of the State of Bihar in dealing with the issue stand highlighted.” It may be noted that the enactment, namely, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention And Control) Act, 2017, which was notified in September 2018, seeks to provide equality of opportunities and end discrimination of HIV/AIDS victims. Read more about the Act – Act To End Discrimination Of HIV/AIDS Victims Notified By Centre One Year After Its Passing The Court appointed Amicus Curiae in the matter, Siddhartha Prasad invited Court’ attention, primarily, to the following core issues:- The sharp increase in the number of cases of the disease (AIDS) in the State of Bihar; Non-utilisation of the funds earmarked by the Central Government /National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)/its instrumentalities in the State of Bihar; Non-establishment of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) Centers in 11, out of 38 districts, in the State of Bihar. Unfilled vacancies at different levels in the Bihar State AIDS Control Society which is working with the human resource of only up to 50%. Out of 71 sanctioned posts, 35 are lying vacant; and Non-finalisation of Expression of Interest (EOI) for empanelment of NGOs/CSOs/CBOs for providing services for Targeted Intervention (TI)/ Link Worker Schemes (LWS) in the State of Bihar. Court’s orders Before passing any further orders on the matter, the Court requested Dr. K. N. Singh (Addl. Solicitor General) to ascertain the following points:- The factual position/status with regard to implementation of all the schemes floated by the Central Government, with respect to the State of Bihar. The implementation of the provisions of the Act in the State of Bihar. As to whether any rule stands framed by the Central Government or the State Government and their implementation also needs to be ascertained. Apart from this, when it was brought to the Court’s notice that the counsel who had filed the writ petition is no longer active in practice, the Court directed Siddhartha Prasad, Amicus Curiae, to immediately get in touch with the said Counsel and/or the writ petitioner informing of the pendency of the present petition Lastly, the Court also directed the Project Director, Bihar State AIDS Control Society to remain present in Court for assisting/enabling the Court to pass appropriate orders. Case title – Council For Protection Of Public Rights And Welfare v.  The Union Of India and Ors. [Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.11980 of 2017]Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Leadership conference celebrates African-American history

first_imgLatest Stories Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 11:22 pm Monday, February 6, 2012 Leadership conference celebrates African-American historycenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Next UpPinkett told the audience that, as he prepared to speak before the Conference, the one word that kept coming to mind was legacy.“Every one of us can leave a legacy,” Pinkett said. “We are benefiting from the fruits of the labors of the generations before us. Now, will we strive for success or will greatness be our goal?”Pinkett said that success is what one does for himself or herself. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Greatness is what you do for someone else,” he said. “Success is momentary. Greatness is maintained for all time. Success is a destination. Greatness is a journey.”Pinkett said everyone can be great because everyone can serve and it is that willingness to serve that defines a person.“It’s what you do when there are no cameras around that matters,” Pinkett said. “The ultimate goal in life is to leave something positive for others.“You lead by your light, by your example. Your light is your spirit. You are to love others and treat them the way you want to be treated.  Your service to others is the payment for the space you occupy. The greatest legacy any generation can leave is to be good ancestors. “Your life should have an impact. If you leave nothing behind, you have wasted time. What we do for ourselves dies when we do. What we have done for others lives on. Success should not be the standard. Greatness should be our goal.”The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, closed the two-day conference at the luncheon on Saturday.Warnock received two standing ovations as he challenged the Conference participants to do something to make a difference.“There is a phrase I often hear as I travel around but it is one I have yet to understand – ‘somebody ought to do something about that.’ That demonstrates one’s grasp of the issue while simultaneously absolving oneself of the responsibility and accountability,” Warnock said.He reminded the participants of the Biblical example of Nehemiah who returned to the city of Jerusalem to rebuild the city’s walls that had been destroyed.“Nehemiah saw something that needed to be done and he did something about it,” Warnock said. “He convinced the people they could do something and they committed themselves to the common good.“We need to decide, like Nehemiah, that we can do something to make a difference and then we need to go forth and make a difference.”Shelia Jackson, a member of the Conference advisory board, said the 11th Annual Leadership Conference was once again a great success.“Again, we had a large number of participants and again they were challenged from the beginning of the Conference when Dr. Pinkett challenged all of us to lead by example and to strive for greatness,” Jackson said. “He said greatness is achieved by doing for others. I think everyone took that thought home with them.“Rev. Warnock brought everyone to their feet with his closing remarks. He said there is brokenness all around us and that we can do something to make a difference. Like Nehemiah, we can each do something and it’s up to us to do it.”Jackson said Warnock likened the participants to a flock of geese that fly in a “V” formation.“Rev. Warnock said we are all in this together and that every person in the formation is important, not just the one in the lead,” she said. “It’s not our individual location that is important. It’s our collective destination. His challenge to all participants was to do what we can where we are. I think everyone left Troy University on Saturday dedicated to doing what they can where they are. That was the success of the 2012 Leadership Conference.” You Might Like Ebenezer pastor to close leadership conference The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, will be the keynote speaker at the closing… read more The 11th Leadership Conference Celebrating African-American History Month at Troy University over the weekend attracted more than 400 participants.The conference opened Friday night at the Trojan Center Theater and closed with a luncheon on Saturday at the Trojan Center Ballrooms.Dr. Randel Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a technical policy- consulting firm in Newark, New Jersey, gave the keynote address to more than 300 Conference participants and community leaders at the opening session.last_img read more

Indianapolis Zoo says two youngest elephants died within a week

first_imgIndianapolis Zoo via Facebook(INDIANAPOLIS) — Rob Shumaker, the president of the Indianapolis Zoo, appeared to be holding back tears on Tuesday when he announced that a second African elephant had died at the zoo within a week.Shumaker said an 8-year-old African elephant named Kalina died suddenly on Tuesday morning.“We’ve had a really difficult day. We’ve lost two of our youngest African elephants within a week of each other,” Shumaker said at a press conference Tuesday. “Our zoo family is devastated.”Kalina’s death comes just one week after the zoo announced the passing of Nyah, a 6-year-old African elephant who died after “a short illness” on March 19. They were both born and raised at the Indianapolis Zoo.Shumaker said both elephants had high levels of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, or EEHV, which can cause fatal hemorrhagic disease in elephants, according to early tests.“It is one of the most deadly viral infections in elephants worldwide but is most commonly found in Asian elephants,” the zoo said in a press release. “It occurs in elephants in the wild as well as those in human care such as in sanctuaries and zoos. EEHV can strike without warning.”Zoo staff said there is no vaccine for EEHV and it is not preventable.Young elephants are at the greatest risk for the “very aggressive disease,” according to Shumaker.“I’d like to make sure that you understand that the virus only affects elephants. It poses no risks to humans or any other animals,” Shumaker said. “We do not know what caused this to become active in Nyah and Kalina so suddenly.”He said other elephants in the zoo’s herd had not tested positive for the disease as of early Tuesday.Elephants are known to live long lives, but they have considerably shorter life spans in captivity than they do in the wild.A six-year study published in the journal Science in 2008 revealed that wild African elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park lived more than three times as long as their captive counterparts living in European zoos.The researchers found obesity and mental stress to be likely factors to their untimely deaths. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Number of mass shootings in May was a record, research group says

first_imgKameleon007/iStockBy JACK DATE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There were 59 mass shootings in May, the highest monthly total ever tallied since the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit research group, began tracking the data in 2013.GVA defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are shot, not including the shooter.Forty people were killed in mass shootings in May and 249 were shot, a period during which much of the country was practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.On May 17 in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, three family members, including a 12-year-old, were killed and another was wounded in a domestic violence incident, police said.According to police, 13 people were shot during one incident following a memorial service for another murder victim in Bogalusa, Louisiana, on May 16.On May 13, five people were shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including a woman who was seven months pregnant, according to local news reports.May’s total for mass shootings is double any previous month’s total this year.GVA has tracked 158 mass shooting incidents year-to-date with 641 people shot and 146 people killed.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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