Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This investment trust is soaring in value. Should I buy in June?

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now FTSE 250-listed BlackRock World Mining Trust (LSE: BRWM) has been a popular buy over the last year. Here, I’ll be asking whether I should, perhaps belatedly, be joining the queue for the investment trust once markets reopen on Tuesday.What is the BlackRock World Mining Trust?As the name suggests, this fund is dedicated to owning companies that explore, extract and sell key metals and minerals needed across the globe. 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…Unsurprisingly, the portfolio’s major holdings are some of the biggest miners going. Brazilian giant Vale features heavily, as do FTSE 100-listed firms, BHP Group, Anglo American and Rio Tinto. While 40% of assets are invested in mining firms that source a number of metals, 20% of the fund is invested in copper plays. Almost the same amount is devoted to gold miners.Naturally, an actively-managed investment trust means fees. Based on its most recent fact sheet, BRWM charges 0.9% a year to manage holders’ money. Why is it getting popular?I think there are two reasons why this investment trust is in demand. First, there are fears over inflation and demand for safe-havens. Mining companies are one example of the latter.The thinking behind this is that prices tend to rise when economies are flying. Since more things are being made, it makes sense to back those companies who provide the materials needed to make them.The second reason why the Blackrock World Mining Trust might be proving popular is the excitement surrounding renewable energy sources and electric vehicles. The fact that these featured heavily in the $2trn spending plan announced by US President Joe Biden back in March shows how hot these themes will be going forward. It’s clear that vast amounts of metal will now be needed to bring everything to fruition.  Both of the above should prove to be tailwinds for miners. A rise in demand should lead to higher earnings. Higher earnings should boost share prices and investor returns. A boost to investor returns should, rather neatly, provide some protection from the aforementioned inflation. I’d also expect more dividends for shareholders. As things stand, this investment trust offers a yield of 3.2%. That’s lower than you could get from buying some of the individual miners from the FTSE 100. However, payouts will arguably be obtained at a lower level of risk. Should I buy?Based on future prospects, I find the case for investing in BlackRock pretty compelling. Even so, it pays to consider the flip side. If concerns over inflation subside, those already holding could flee the investment trust and recycle their profits into growth stocks again. Even if this doesn’t happen, there will always be some who want to bank gains. It’s also worth remembering that commodity investing can be an ‘interesting’ ride, even when times are good.  Image source: Getty Images. Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Paul Summers | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: BRWM It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Paul Summers 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. This investment trust is soaring in value. Should I buy in June? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Personally, I’m fine with above-average volatility, so long as I know I can stay on board for the long term. And, even if (when) the investment trust does temporarily dip in value, that dividend stream should compensate. If I’d held the shares, I’d simply receive, reinvest and repeat. Yes, the ongoing charge is on the high side, but the diversification aspect makes me think BRWM is worth the cost.With a potential commodity supercycle on the way, I’m sorely tempted to begin building a position in this investment trust in haste. Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

Forward Today: Grant us grace

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Posted Aug 16, 2017 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Racial Justice & Reconciliation Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Advocacy Peace & Justice, 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA [Foreward Movement]Dear friends in Christ,Like many of you, I was shocked and saddened by images and news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The presence of racism in our nation should shock no one, because racism has been the original sin of the United States from its founding. What I found shocking is the boldness with which white nationalists now pursue their racist agenda using Nazi symbols without apology or shame. And, sadly, many of these racists attempt to deploy Christian symbols in their campaign of fear and hatred.In thinking about writing this week’s message, I was tempted not to write about these events. After all, I wondered, what can one more white person say that hasn’t been said? But then I thought about the cost of remaining silent at a time when some misuse the Christian story and in a time when we Christians sometimes have trouble facing up to our own complicity and troubled history of racism.So, speaking as the leader of Forward Movement, let me suggest three things that might help us all in our effort to proclaim a Gospel of love in a world that is sometimes dominated by the din of hatred.First, we must remember that being a disciple of Jesus Christ is utterly incompatible with white supremacy and all forms of racism. So redoubling our work of discipleship is itself an inherent rejection of racism. I say this because a life of discipleship means daily prayer, and when we pray, God will guide us away from fear and hatred toward hope and love. A life of scripture study will remind us that God’s will is for all people to thrive and that Jesus Christ stands especially with those at the margins. A life of generous giving will show us that there is always more than enough, and that God’s love can only be magnified, never diminished. A life of evangelism will bless us with joy as we share the liberating news that all people are beloved and that Jesus Christ has offered himself for the salvation of the whole world.Second–here I am speaking to my fellow white people–rather than heaping scorn on others or imagining that this is a problem that afflicts only certain parts of the nation, we do well to look inside our own hearts. As with all sins, facing our shortcomings is never easy. As with all sins, God stands ready to forgive us if we but repent. “What sins of racism demand my repentance?” is the question we white people must relentlessly ask ourselves.Thirdly, we might take a careful and thorough inventory of our churches. Where is racism found in our churches? This is the most pernicious place for racism, because it directly undermines our Gospel witness, and for that reason it is crucial that we do an honest examination. How does the racial composition of my church differ from that of my neighborhood or town? What do the leaders of my church look like? How has my church stood with–or failed to stand with–those who are the victims of racism, hatred, and fear? Has my church benefitted from white supremacy, and, if so, what must we do to repent?Doing this work is hard, and if it’s easy, we’re not doing it right. The reward though is that we and our world become more Christlike, as all of God’s beloved children may flourish as the people God has created them to be. We can’t do this on our own, but with God all things are possible.Yours faithfully,Scott GunnExecutive Director 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 Charlottesville, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Forward Today: Grant us grace Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL last_img read more

6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12

first_img Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549620/6-identical-differences-architectuuratelier-dertien12 Clipboard Architects: Architectuuratelier Dertien12 Area Area of this architecture project CopySocial Housing•Beveren, Belgium Photographs 2014 Save this picture!© Luc Roymans+ 16 Share “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” 2014 6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12Save this projectSave6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12 Social Housing Year:  Projects Year:  6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12 photographs:  Luc RoymansPhotographs:  Luc RoymansSave this picture!© Luc RoymansRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This refreshing project is the winning entry for an architectural competition in search for new typologies in social housing. Within the strict envelope of urban regulations (2 storeys with pitched roof) we managed to offer 6 internally different houses. Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThe key trick in this project was the reformation of the garage into a living area: this act surprised the neighbourhood with see-through-houses, instead of exclusive, private-garden oriented dwellings. All cars in this project are banned from the houses.Save this picture!PlanTo restore the balance between the surfaces on ground floor and the upper floors (a strictly regulated diagram in social housing in Belgium), we nested the game of void-choosing ownership: within the strictly typological envelope, the future owners were invited to make 2 decisions: how would they like to install their extra gained space (faced to the street), and where would they like to ‘air’ the interior with a void.Save this picture!© Luc RoymansThree voids are possible: in the kitchen, in the ‘ex-garage’ and the living room. Playing the game of letting future owners interact with the final architectural result, the social houses gain an intense interaction between intern floors on the one hand, and between public and private life on the other hand. As every owner is triggered to choose his own layout of his house, 6 identical differences stood up from the rather uniform, surrounding allotments, and transcend classical social housing typologies. Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessMarilia Project / SuperLimão StudioSelected ProjectsWikiHouse Unveils World’s First Two-Storey Open-Source House at London Design FestivalArchitecture News Share Area:  1002 m² Area:  1002 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549620/6-identical-differences-architectuuratelier-dertien12 Clipboard CopyAbout this officeArchitectuuratelier Dertien12OfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingBeverenResidentialBelgiumPublished on September 23, 2014Cite: “6 Identical Differences / Architectuuratelier Dertien12” 23 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event

first_imgFacebook Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ + posts ReddIt Mia Yarto Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alpha Chi Omega wears denim, helps raise awareness for sexual assault Twitter COVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semester printTCU’s first-year leadership organization hosted an on-campus state fair to make the Campus Commons feel more like home during an unprecedented year. Frog Aides, which is part of the Student Government Association (SGA), brought in multiple local businesses to showcase different aspects of Texas culture for its annual spring event.Katie Harris rides a bull at TCU State Fair. (Mia Yarto/Reporter)Frog Aides is a first-year leadership organization that aims to teach students the importance of taking action and the impact actions have on the student body and community. “Every year Frog Aides puts on a big spring event that is 100% determined by the first-year members of the cohort,” said Wyatt Reiter, sophomore english and political science major and the leader of the general logistics group for the Frog Aides event. “This year they collectively decided to host a TCU State Fair. Their reasoning was they wanted to make TCU feel more like home during this crazy time.”The organization brought a Salsa Limon food truck, Hertz donuts, line dancing teachers, a caricature artist, an obstacle course, a mechanical bull and a longhorn, all of which were sourced from local Fort Worth businesses. “We wanted to show off some of the really fun aspects of Texas culture while showing our support for local businesses,” said Reiter.Katie Harris, a sophomore strategic communication major, said her favorite activity was riding the mechanical bull. Students gathering in the commons for TCU State Fair. (Mia Yarto/Reporter)“Every time I see a mechanical bull I get really excited. They’re so fun and I only ever see them when I’m in Texas,” said Harris. The event raised over $500 for DRC Solutions, a local charity that helps families within the Fort Worth community emerge from homelessness. Twitter ReddItcenter_img Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/ First-year experience at TCU SGA Frog Aides held a TCU State Fair in the commons. (Photo courtesy of Frog Aides via Instagram) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleCOVID-19 protocols remain up in the air for fall semesterNext articleCondensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Mia Yarto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Linkedin Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Facebook Mia Yartohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mia-yarto/last_img read more

Pasadena-based Incorgnito Publishing Press Launches Catalog at Book Expo America in New York

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Make a comment Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuff Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Incorgnito Publishing Press will present its premiere catalog of book offerings at BEA in New York, NY, May 27-29. Incorgnito was founded in January of 2015.Featured in the catalog are the first three books of the acclaimed, epic fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Ara” and “The Lost Chronicles” by Joel Eisenberg and Stephen Hillard. The books are being presented under the Topos Books imprint of Incorgnito. The new series follows the fictional discovery of a missing book of “Beowulf”, authenticated by J.R.R. Tolkien and a team of academics, which sets in motion a series of events that years later will expose the existence of the corrupted muse and her tragic plan for all of humanity.Also being presented is the much anticipated biography of David Margrave, “Living by the Standard (The True Story of an Extraordinary, Ordinary American)”. “Living by the Standard” explores the incredible life of the only known American to live legally by the gold standard and successfully challenge and beat the IRS after 19 years of persecution.Other offerings include the informative and fun, “Never Foul a Jump Shooter, A Guide to Basketball Lingo, Lessons and Laughs” by Daniel Yost; the touching and often humorous, “How To Prepare For Old Age (Without Taking the Fun Out of Life)” by Bernard Otis; and the first book of the magical and mysterious young audience series, “Forests of the Fae: Develin’s Door” by K. Kibbee.Incorgnito Publishing Press was founded by publisher Michael Conant, an executive with more than twenty years of publishing experience. When asked why he started the company, Mr. Conant replied, “I have always been drawn to good stories without consideration for genre, and I wanted to be able to discover and share those stories and their authors with readers of all ilks.”For more information, visit www.incorgnitobooks.com Business News Pasadena-based Incorgnito Publishing Press Launches Catalog at Book Expo America in New York From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 25, 2015 | 1:47 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Future of NoWDOC is secure – Lifford GP

first_img Twitter Previous articleLink2Plans report improved sentiment in Donegal construction sectorNext articleDonegal Marathon confirmed for 2016 admin Google+ By admin – September 22, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Facebook Pinterest Future of NoWDOC is secure – Lifford GP 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North One of the key GPs involved in recent discussions on the future of the NoWDOC service says the on call service is secure into the future.Dr Martin Coyne was Clinical Lead for the GPs in the talks involving the HSE, Caredoc and other agencies.Speaking to Greg Hughes on the Shaun Doherty Show this morning, Dr Coyne said the review carried out over the past number of weeks was about far more than the future of the red eye services in Derrybeg and Carndonagh………………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/coyne1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

‘We’re paying for it’: COVID-positive Atlanta mayor says state reopened too soon

first_imgCOVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 “I think that people are obviously anxious and even angry about COVID-19. Loved ones are dying, people are losing their jobs and I think there’s a lot of frustration, a lot of angst and I think that the rhetoric that comes out of the White House doesn’t help at all,” she said. “It doesn’t give people much hope. And I think it’s all converging together.”Bottoms, who has been talked about as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, also expressed disappointment in the governor for reopening the economy while the state is still in the throes of the pandemic. Georgia is one of several states that continue to see a rising number of coronavirus cases.On Monday, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed 97,064 coronavirus cases in the state, an increase of 6,571 cases since Friday.Bottoms said that while Atlanta has taken a phased approach to reopening, elsewhere the reopening has been “too aggressive.”“It was too soon and we’re paying for it not just in Georgia but we’re paying for it across the country and people are paying for it with their lives,” Bottoms said.While President Donald Trump has said at recent rallies that schools across the country should reopen in the fall and he and First Lady Melania Trump were scheduled to participate on Tuesday in a National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools, Bottoms suggested that schools in Atlanta, which are controlled by independently elected boards, may not be ready to reopen by the beginning of August, when classes traditionally begin.“I expect that we’ll have more announcements soon but with the way the numbers are up I don’t know how it can possibly be safe to send kids back into the school for the sake of our teachers,” Bottoms said. “The kids may be OK but our teachers will certainly be at risk.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appears on “Good Morning America,” July 7, 2020. – (ABC News)By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(ATLANTA) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday that she, her husband and one of their children are now among a rising number of Georgia residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are “paying the price” for the state reopening its economy too soon.“Prayerfully my symptoms won’t get any worse,” Bottoms said during an interview on Good Morning America with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.“What they’ve told me is I have a low-positive test,” she said. “So it either means I’m on the way up or down. They don’t know which one. But they’ve told me to treat it as if I’m positive, just in terms of quarantining and all other things that are recommended that people do.”Bottoms, a 50-year-old Democrat, broke the news of her diagnosis to her constituents in a Twitter post on Monday, writing, “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”On Tuesday, Bottoms said she has only suffered headaches in recent days, but chalked it up to allergies.She said her husband, Derek W. Bottoms, and one of their four children have tested positive. She said one of her children tested negative and she plans to get the other two children tested on Tuesday.“My husband literally slept from Thursday until yesterday and that’s what gave me some concern. I’ve just never seen him sleep that much, but he’s feeling better,” Bottoms told Stephanopolos, who along with his wife, author Ali Wentworth, tested positive for coronavirus in April and have since recovered.Bottoms’ diagnosis comes at a particularly turbulant time for Atlanta, one of several major U.S. cities that saw a surge in gun violence over the Fourth of July weekend.On Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and activated 1,000 National Guard troops to help restore order in the Atlanta. The order followed an incident early Sunday in which about 60 to 100 protesters allegedly descended on the Georgia Bureau of Public Safety headquarters in Atlanta, vandalized the building and sparked a fire injuring two employees of the law enforcement agency, authorities said.Since the May 25 police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the June 12 fatal police-involved shooting of another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, the Georgia capital has become a flashpoint for protests that have spread across the nation, fueling calls for police reform.Bottoms said she was against Kemp, a Republican, deploying the National Guard to Atlanta, adding that the move was made without consulting her or other city officials.“The irony of that is I asked him to allow us to mandate masks in Atlanta and he said no,” Bottoms said. “But he has called in the National Guard without asking if we needed the National Guard.”Asked about the uptick in violence in recent days in Atlanta, Bottoms blamed it on “a perfect storm of distress in America.”last_img read more

OnTheMarket traffic dispute goes on

first_imgHome » News » OnTheMarket traffic dispute goes on previous nextProducts & ServicesOnTheMarket traffic dispute goes onIan Springett, the CEO of OnTheMarket (OTM), stands by the figures being published by OTM, while the Zoopla mobile app is now one of the most popular in the UK.PROPERTYdrum25th March 20150548 Views The Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has issued yet another press release questioning the number of people who are actually visiting the recently launched OnTheMarket (OTM) property portal.OTM report that it has now attracted more than two million unique users to its website since it was launched in late January 2015, but figures from independent web audience monitoring firm comScore, as quoted by Zoopla, claims that total ‘unique visitors’ to OTM during February were 439,000, suggesting that the level of web traffic to the OTM was actually less than two million.Hitwise also claim that OTM has got off to a slower start than is claimed, with its data revealing that the recently launched portal attracted less than 38,000 daily visits in February.Lawrence Hall (left) of ZPG said, “OTM continues to make unsubstantiated and misleading claims about its traffic but its members are easily able to track their enquiries and performance and we urge them to do so. Despite recent attempts to rubbish independent data sources like Hitwise and comScore, these are widely recognised by advertisers worldwide as the most reliable indicators of audience. We believe that OTM will need to come clean to its members about its ability to realistically challenge and replace the exposure of the leading portals that it has asked them to give up.”Despite ZPG’s accusation that OTM is “deliberately engaging in a campaign of misinformation’ to its members and the market both about their own traffic figures and the volume of listings on competitive websites”, Ian Springett, the CEO of OTM, stands by the figures being touted by his firm.In a press statement, Ian Springett (right) said, “The figures being quoted by Zoopla Property Group with regard to traffic levels at OnTheMarket.com are wildly inaccurate. We stand by every figure we have previously stated and there is no question that less than six weeks after our launch, on March 6 and 7, we passed the mark of two million unique visitors to the website. We reiterate that we are confident in becoming the number two portal within a year.”OTM’s CEO said that he was not surprised that Zoopla has embarked on an anti-OTM press campaign given the “heavy losses” it has suffered as a result of OTM’s presence in the portals market.He continued, “We have more than 4,800 contracted offices, around 90 per cent have chosen to leave Zoopla/PrimeLocation. In September, Zoopla was claiming on its website to have more than 1.1 million houses and flats for sale and to rent across the UK. Searching properties for sale and to rent in England, Wales and Scotland on Zoopla.co.uk shows that this number has reduced to just over 630,000 as at 27th February.”Meanwhile, the latest rankings from Apple’s App Store show that the Zoopla property search app is one of the most popular mobile apps in the UK. It currently sits 5th highest ranked app in the free Lifestyle app category. What’s more, the PrimeLocation app, owned by ZPG, also sits within the top 50 apps in the UK under the same category.The ZPG’s apps, which have achieved over five million downloads, have received largely positive customer feedback.ZPG’s Lawrence Hall commented, “Mobile is an essential part of any platform today and our strong market position ensures that our members receive the widest possible exposure across all devices. With both the Zoopla and PrimeLocation apps ranking so highly in the App Store and millions of downloads already, agents not visible on these apps are missing out on huge exposure.”OnTheMarket property portal website visitors Zoopla March 25, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia

first_img Authorities USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia View post tag: USS Nimitz View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic While in port, Nimitz Sailors participated in a variety of activities, including a reception held for civilian and military dignitaries, community service projects and sporting events with their Canadian allies.The reception, held Saturday evening, brought together civilian and military leaders from both nations.Different speakers, including Consul General Anne Callagan, consulate general of the United States, Vancouver, Canada, and Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. William Truelove, commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, repeatedly highlighted the long history of cooperation between the two countries throughout the event.“It’s through port visits like these that we have the opportunity to showcase to Canadians and Americans alike the long-standing and deep partnership that our navies share,” said Truelove. “We get to increase the awareness of the role that we share in the defense and the security of our great nations.”The two nations have partnered in numerous multinational exercises, including Rim of the Pacific exercises, task group exercises and Trident Fury.[mappress]Press Release, June 17, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: British Columbia The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) visited Victoria, British Columbia, June 13 to June 16 to support community relations in the area. June 17, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nimitz Docks in Victoria, British Columbia View post tag: americas View post tag: docks View post tag: Victoria Share this articlelast_img read more