Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Urgentes llamados a la paz en la tierra del Único…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Urgentes llamados a la paz en la tierra del Único Santo Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Personal medico en el hospital Ahli Arab en Gaza reciben a un paciente en la institución dirigida por la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén.[Episcopal News Service] Líderes religiosos y políticos han redoblado sus demandas de un permanente cese al fuego al conflicto de tres semanas de duración entre Israel y Hamás, en el que el número de bajas asciende 7.000, y las víctimas mortales llegaban [el miércoles 30] a 1.200.“La continua e intensificada violencia en la tierra del Único Santo, la matanza de inocentes por acciones de ambas partes, y la rigidez y ausencia de un verdadero liderazgo político está haciendo llorar al mundo”, escribió la obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori en una declaración que envió por correo electrónico a ENS. “Dios también llora, mientras el hermano mata al hermano. ¿Permitiremos que Caín y Abel representen su acto breve y belicoso, o exigiremos un fin de esta depravación? Nadie vivirá en paz en el Oriente Medio —ni en el mundo— mientras esta carnicería prosiga. Oren por la paz, alberguen al inocente, apoyen toda respuesta humanitaria e insistan en que se ponga fin a esta inhumanidad”.Desde que su Operación Borde Protector comenzara el 8 de julio, Israel ha intensificado el bombardeo de Gaza en respuesta a las acciones de Hamás, el movimiento de militantes islámicos que controla Gaza y continúa lanzando misiles contra Israel. Varios intentos de llegar a un cese al fuego han fracasado.El 29 de julio, la única planta eléctrica de Gaza resultó destruida mientras Israel atacaba blancos vinculados a Hamás. Entre tanto, Israel sigue interceptando misiles sobre las regiones sur y central del país. Cincuenta y tres soldados israelíes y más de 1.200 palestinos, la mayoría civiles, han muerto en el conflicto.“Al igual que tantos episcopales y otras personas que han estado en estrecho contacto con el gobierno de EE.UU. a través de estas últimas semanas tenebrosas, me siento agradecido del justo y determinado liderazgo del secretario de Estado John Kerry y de otros líderes mundiales para lograr un cese al fuego, pero profundamente frustrado de que esos empeños no hayan dado hasta ahora ningún fruto significativo”, dijo a Episcopal News Service Alexander Baumgarten, el director de relaciones gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal.“Lo más importante que los episcopales pueden hacer en el momento es lo que muchos han estado haciendo: orar sin cesar, apoyar los ministerios de la Diócesis de Jerusalén en Gaza y en cualquier parte y retar a nuestros líderes políticos a que exijan la paz y se muestren solidarios tanto con los israelíes como con los palestinos que anhelan la paz y están pagando el inimaginable costo de continuar la guerra”, añadió. “Si viene, y cuando venga, un cese al fuego, la obra de los pacificadores será tan urgente como siempre, y una paz justa y duradera sólo puede lograrse a través de una solución negociada entre israelíes y palestinos que ofrezca dos estados seguros y viables para dos pueblos”.El Rdo. Canónigo John Organ, hablando por teléfono desde Jerusalén Oriental, donde sirve de capellán al obispo anglicano en Jerusalén Suheil Dawani, conviene en que el camino a la paz es a través de una solución de dos estados, un objetivo que la Iglesia Episcopal y muchas de las provincias de la Comunión Anglicana han apoyado durante mucho tiempo.“No ayuda el estar a favor de éste y en contra del otro”, dijo Organ. “Debemos ser pro israelíes y pro palestinos. No tenemos que tomar partido. Pero sí tenemos que estar a favor de la justicia y en contra de esta ocupación”.El arzobispo de Cantórbery, Justin Welby, en una declaración el 29 de julio, dijo que “sólo una costosa y franca búsqueda de la paz entre israelíes y palestinos puede proteger a las personas inocentes, a sus hijos y a sus nietos, de una violencia que cada vez será peor… Debemos clamarle a Dios y golpear las puertas del cielo y orar por la paz y la justicia y la seguridad”.En Gaza, el hospital Ahli Arab, una institución de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, ha seguido, a pesar de todas las adversidades, ofreciendo atención médica de emergencia para muchos de los heridos, mientras su personal trabaja sin parar, poniendo sus propias vidas en peligro para el bien de otros.Organ, que habla diariamente con Suheila Tarazi, la directora del hospital, dijo que el 29 de julio gran parte del personal no pudo llegar al hospital porque resultaba demasiado peligroso para ellos viajar desde sus casas, pero que hoy ya esas personas se encuentra en las instalaciones y les han aconsejado que no salgan. “El hospital está trabajando a plena capacidad y sin parar, admitiendo nuevos pacientes mientras sea posible hacerlo”, explicó.A través del apoyo de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén y de varios asociados, el hospital recibió el 29 de julio 5.000 litros de combustible para su generador, un recurso de importancia capital para el funcionamiento de equipo médico de salvamento, especialmente después de la destrucción de la planta eléctrica.El obispo Barry Howe de Misurí Occidental, dijo que a través del hospital “la Iglesia Episcopal estaba allí para ofrecer curación y el abrazo de la compasión a todos los hijos de Dios”.Howe, como presidente de la junta administrativa de los Amigos Americanos de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, (AFEDJ, por su sigla en inglés) dijo que, “nos sentimos muy agradecidos por la desbordada muestra de apoyo en este momento crítico. El 100% de cada donación se dedica a los que sufren y a apoyar a las personas que se ocupan de sus necesidades”.En su boletín del 29 de julio, los AFEDJ reportaron que una parte del muro exterior del hospital había sido destruida y que la principal línea de vapor del hospital había resultado averiada, lo cual significa que ahora no hay agua caliente. Al parecer, grandes trozos de metralla han alcanzado habitaciones de pacientes y el lavadero.“Hay una necesidad inmediata de reparaciones para garantizar la seguridad de los pacientes”, decía el boletín.“El Hospital Al Ahli se ha convertido en un refugio de familias que están sufriendo, que se encuentran sin hogar y que tienen miedo”, dijo Anne Lynn, presidente de AFEDJ, en un correo electrónico a ENS. “Los médicos, las enfermeras y el personal de apoyo en el Hospital Al Ahli, pese al cansancio y al temor, pese a las condiciones deplorables y a los apagones crónicos, siguen ofreciendo atención compasiva a todos y cada uno de los pacientes. Ellos merecen, y tienen, nuestro respeto, nuestras oraciones y nuestro apoyo.Welby expresó su “mayor admiración” por todos los que participan en los empeños humanitarios sobre el terreno en Gaza, “en particular el equipo médico y el personal del Hospital Al Ahli Arab. Proporcionar alivio y amparo a esos desplazados es una expresión tangible de nuestro cuidado e interés, e insto a todas las parroquias y la diócesis de la Iglesia de Inglaterra, así como de la Comunión [Anglicana] en general, a orar por ellos y a respaldar el llamamiento de urgencia de la Diócesis de Jerusalén”.La Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén lanzó un llamamiento de urgencia para el hospital el 14 de julio, en tanto Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales alentaba un constante apoyo a través de su Fondo del Oriente Medio.Welby dijo: “Si bien la ayuda humanitaria para esos civiles más afectados es una prioridad, especialmente las mujeres y los niños, debemos reconocer también que este conflicto subraya la importancia de renovar un compromiso con el diálogo político en una amplia búsqueda de paz y seguridad, tanto para Israel como para los palestinos. El ciclo destructivo de la violencia ha causado un sufrimiento inenarrable y amenaza la seguridad de todos”.Jerusalén, a unos 80 kilómetros de la franja de Gaza, ha sido un lugar muy diferente —lleno de la tensión del miedo— desde que comenzó la ofensiva, dijo Organ a ENS.A fines de la semana pasada, Organ regresaba conduciendo a Jerusalén a través de Cisjordania y, justo antes de llegar a Nablus, se encontró con una manifestación de protesta por el conflicto. “Luego, de repente, hubo disparos y varios palestinos murieron. Tuvimos que conducir a través de los incendios y de los escombros”, señaló. “De manera que estamos rodeados por esto. La pérdida de vidas de ambas partes es trágica”.Además de dirigirse a los militantes de Hamás, los ataques aéreos israelíes han intentado destruir una red de túneles que entran y salen de Gaza, zona a la que Israel y Egipto le han impuesto un bloqueo desde 2007. El gobierno israelí dice que no detendrá la ofensiva hasta que los túneles sean destruidos y Hamás ha dicho que no dejará de lanzar misiles a Israel hasta que termine el bloqueo.A principios de esta semana, el primer ministro israelí Benjamin Netanyahu prometía una larga campaña en Gaza, diciendo que la región tenía que desmilitarizarse a fin de proteger a Israel. “No terminaremos la operación en Gaza sin neutralizar los túneles del terror, que tienen el solo propósito de destruir a nuestros ciudadanos, de matar a nuestros hijos”, afirmó.Entre tanto, la Agencia de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados de Palestina informó que algunos miembros de su personal habían sido muertos y que la ONU tiene actualmente a su cuidado a 182.604 palestinos en sus 82 albergues en Gaza.La Operación Borde Protector de Israel comenzó luego de una intensificación de los ataques de misiles de los militantes. La violencia estalló después del secuestro y asesinato de tres adolescentes israelíes y del subsecuente secuestro y asesinato de un muchacho palestino en represalia.El arzobispo Thabo Makgoba de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, calificó al conflicto en Gaza de “insensato e innecesario”.“Ninguno traerá la paz y la seguridad a Israel y Palestina, en particular cuando conlleva el uso despiadado de la fuerza bruta que se ha empleado en la última semana”, dijo él en un comunicado el 29 de julio, añadiendo: “únanse a los que piden que las breves suspensiones de hostilidades se conviertan en un permanente cese al fuego”.Suheil Dawani, obispo anglicano en Jerusalén, junto con los patriarcas y jefes de iglesias han pedido “a ambas partes un inmediato cese al fuego y la urgente reanudación de las conversaciones de paz”.– Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Por Matthew DaviesPosted Aug 1, 2014 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

Senate Ag Committee Urges Obama to Press China on Biotech Approvals

first_img Senate Ag Committee Urges Obama to Press China on Biotech Approvals Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 16, 2016 The Senate Agriculture Committee penned a letter to President Obama this week urging him to press China to prioritize biotechnology approvals. The bipartisan letter contains 37 signatures, 16 of which are Senate Agriculture Committee members, and asks the President to urge China to move forward in deregulating products awaiting final approval. The letter says: “The Chinese government fails to remain transparent, science-based, and timely in its regulatory process,” impacting farmers’ and ranchers’ abilities to access critical markets in China.The letter also called on President Obama to eliminate trade barriers due to regulatory systems the lawmakers claim “don’t operate based on scientific assessments.”Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Ag Committee Urges Obama to Press China on Biotech Approvals Facebook Twitter Previous articleNew Zealand Wants to Talk Trade with TrumpNext articleIndiana CCA of the Year Nomination Window Closes Friday Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Drought Still Growing Across the U.S.

first_img The latest Drought Monitor shows soils continuing to dry out and crops suffering as drought and abnormal dryness expand and intensify across the Plains, Midwest, northern Rockies, and Virginia. Montana saw the most severe level of drought, called exceptional drought, grow by 10 points in a week. Twelve percent of the state is in exceptional drought and 24 percent is under extreme conditions. In neighboring North Dakota, 8 percent of the state is in exceptional drought. Another 30 percent of the state is in extreme drought. In the Corn Belt, drought conditions have shown up in Iowa. The state’s moderate drought grew to 34 percent. All states east of the Mississippi River are drought-free for now, but patches of abnormal dryness mean it could change as early as next week.USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says drought conditions are intensifying across the central United States. The Corn Belt has seen double-digit percentage increases. Drought coverage is growing around the nation, with the current drought monitor showing over 32 percent of the country in some form of drought.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Drought Still Growing Across the U.S. Drought Still Growing Across the U.S. By Hoosier Ag Today – Jul 27, 2017 SHARE Previous articleSCN Resistant Soybeans are Showing Some ProblemsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for July 28, 2017 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Justice Minister says 20km rule does cover NI

first_img Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The Justice Minister’s confirmed people living close to the border are entitled to travel 20 kilometres from home to the North.It comes as hairdressers and barbers get set to open in Northern Ireland from Friday.A number of businesses says clients from the Republic have made appointments.Minister Helen McEntee says while no one living on the border will be penalised , she hopes people will behave responsibly…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/mcenteeborder.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Justice Minister says 20km rule does cover NI Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleDonegal once again has Ireland’s highest Covid incidence rateNext articleLetterkenny Chamber survey reflects economic concerns News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – April 19, 2021 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

221 fines issued by Gardai in Donegal for Covid regulation breaches

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 12, 2021 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Previous articleTaoiseach will not travel to Washington for St Patrick’s DayNext articleSnow, Ice and Wind warning in place for Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 221 fines have been issued by Gardai in Donegal for breaches of Covid-19 regulations.As of February 11th, approximately 6,550 fines have been issued by Gardai across a range of COVID-19 breaches.4,911 €100 fines were issued for non-essential travel, 132 €500 fines for non-essential journeys to airports/ports, 116 €500 fines for organising a house party and 498 €150 fines for attending a house party.A further 127 €80 fines were issued to people for not wearing a face covering.center_img Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme 221 fines issued by Gardai in Donegal for Covid regulation breaches Pinterestlast_img read more

White honored at reception

first_imgSkip Sponsored Content Published 10:50 pm Friday, September 30, 2011 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Al Head, executive director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, attended the reception and said that he travels to communities all across the state and some have so much and others have so little.“But, you’ll always find those who step up and make things happen,” he said. “Wiley was on the state arts council for six years and I know her to be one of those people who step up and make things happen. What has been accomplished here is ‘so much’ and in such a short period of time. I congratulate Wiley for all that she has done in making it happen.” By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Celebrating home Marley Harbuck joined the PIke Liberal Arts School cheerleaders recently to film a trailer to introduce her new book, “Radiate”… read more “Wiley served as the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center’s first interim director and program development coordinator,” Gibson said. “She implemented our first summer educational program in the Pike County School System. She has worked with the general public, local and state entities, educators, volunteers and docents. From borrowed office space in 2004, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center had grown to include The Studio, the Holman and Ethel Johnson Center for the Arts and the Annex.”Gibson said that these facilities plus the CAC’s programs have enhanced its ability to provide for the cultural enrichment of all citizens.“With Wiley’s involvement, including grant writing, we have gained prestige for state of the art facilities, quality exhibitions and innovative educational programs throughout the State of Alabama,” Gibson said. “Wiley has been an outstanding friend and facilitator.” Book Nook to reopen White expressed appreciation to all of those who came with best wishes as she now assumes the position of a part time staff member.“I thought that I would live the rest of my life in Montgomery until I had the opportunity to come back home and work with the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center,” she said. “I love my house. I loveTroy. I love this place and I appreciate the opportunity to continue to be a part of it and to also have time to do some of the things that are of real importance to me. I thank you all and I love you all.” Wiley White receives a plaque and hug from Mack Gibson during her “goodbye, hello” reception on Friday. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)For Wiley White, it was “goodbye” and “hello” Friday afternoon as co-workers and friends gathered to wish her well as she “scales back” her work schedule to have more time for things of great importance in her life.White is the development director of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center in Troy and has been working fulltime with the Center since 2004. Her desire was to have more time to spend with her family and to devote to her artistic endeavors. The CAC board wanted to keep White “on board,” so she agreed work part time. The board celebrated her decision with a reception Friday afternoon at the Johnson Center for the Arts.Mack Gibson, chair of the arts center board, presented White with a certificate in recognition of exceptional performance. Print Article Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson White honored at reception Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Storm that ripped through heartland heading east

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm ripped through the heartland on Tuesday, bringing more than 300 reports of damaging storms that included eight tornadoes from Texas to Pennsylvania.Tornado damage was reported in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky, and flooding rains hit the Ohio Valley.Indianapolis had its wettest April day on record, seeing 3.9 inches of rain, while winds at the Houston airport gusted up to 60 mph.A heavy swath of snow, between 6 and 11 inches, fell in the Dakotas, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Minneapolis saw 9 inches, the most that the city has seen in April since 1984.This powerful storm is now moving toward the East Coast, putting 20 states Wednesday morning under snow or wind alerts.The storm stretches all the way from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, with a line of storms moving toward the East Coast.The line of storms is expected to reach major coastal cities along Interstate 95 by midday.The most severe storms will be found in the southern mid-Atlantic and Carolinas, which could see winds of up to 60 mph, hail and even isolated tornadoes.The system and associated cold front will head out to sea Wednesday afternoon. Behind that, arctic air will move into the Midwest and Northeast.Wind chills on Thursday morning will be in the teens and 20s, with some parts of the Upper Midwest seeing single digits. That may continue into the weekend.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Funding cuts threaten homeless centre

first_imgA day centre for homeless people in Oxford could be closed down, after a report recommending funding cuts last month.The Gap, located on Park End street, is currently funded by Oxford City Council. Without council money the project would have to close.The report, which reviewed all of Oxford’s day centres, also recommended that the council remove the £10,000 funding for The Gatehouse drop-in centre for over 25s.The Gap provides services for up to 60 homeless people a day aged between 16 and 25. Help offered includes access to shower and laundry facilities, computers, donated clothes and two daily meals. The centre also gives confidential advice and information to help people find accommodation and runs a range of classes in essential skills such as IT.The closure of the project would leave the youngest of Oxford’s homeless community without a place to go. Age limits are in place in other shelters and drop-in centres to protect young people from abuse from older residents.The report, which suggested the project would be unlikely to reflect the council’s new agendas of “rehabilitation” and “empowerment” better than other services, has been opposed by Councillor Patrick Murray.Mr Murray, who was himself homeless in the winter of 1999-2000 due to depression, described how The Gap had helped him back into society. He has expressed concern for the planned closure.“I want to see the work about where young people and people with mental health problems are going to go.“I want to see that there’s going to be no gap in provision before any decisions about funding are taken.”Critics claim that the proposed closure would force young homeless out of the ‘safe haven’ and on to the street.One homeless girl in her twenties who asked not to be named described how she had woken up while sleeping on the streets to find two men with their hands under her clothes. “I’ve been sexually harassed, urinated on and spat at while on the street. It’s like people no longer see me as a human being.”The proposal has caused concern among the student community. One Brasenose student, who volunteers giving out food and hot drinks to the homeless, said she was outraged by the report on funding cuts. “When Oxford is such an extravagantly wealthy town, the fact that the most vulnerable people are now going to face more time on the streets is simply unjustifiable.”The report, which suggested the project was unlikely to reflect the council’s new agendas of “rehabilitation” and “empowerment” as well as other services, has been opposed by Councillor Patrick Murray.Mr Murray, who was himself homeless in the winter of 1999-2000, described how The Gap had helped him back into society. He has expressed concern for the planned closure.“I want to see the work about where young people and people with mental health problems are going to go.“I want to see that there’s going to be no gap in provision before any decisions about funding are taken.”A final decision about the fate of The Gap will be made in February 2010 when budgeting decisions for the council will be made.last_img read more

Outreach programme launched for ethnic minority applicants

first_imgTarget Oxford has launched a new outreach programme with Oxford’s Undergraduate Admissions office in a bid to target ethnic minority students applying to Oxford.Over 40 state school students with African and Caribbean heritage stayed at St. Edmund’s Hall whilst they attended the three-day residential event.The year 12 students received an introduction to life during and after Oxford, meeting both current undergraduates and alumni for mentorship.They also took part in a number of academic workshops and lectures led by Oxford tutors and research staff.Dr Samina Khan, Director of Admissions and Outreach at Oxford University, commented, “The first Target Oxbridge residential has been a real success: all the participants were fully engaged and particularly enjoyed the opportunity to see from our current undergraduates what life at Oxford can be like and how achievable an option it really can be. The feedback from students and participants alike was extremely positive, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Target Oxbridge to encourage and support more ethnically diverse applicants to Oxford.“While Oxford is a popular choice for students from all backgrounds we know there are talented students who may not be considering us – we hope these initiatives will help shift the balance and put the benefits of an Oxford education on the agenda and within reach for more ethnic minority pupils.”Naomi Kellman, Manager of Target Oxbridge, told Cherwell, “Rare launched Target Oxbridge in 2012 with the aim of helping black students to increase their chances of gaining places at Oxbridge and Cambridge. Since the launch of the programme we’ve helped 30 students gain places at Oxbridge, contributing to improving the representation of black students at Oxbridge.“We are delighted that the University of Oxford has partnered with us this year to provide a three-day residential for the students on Target Oxbridge. We expect this residential to further help the students develop the skills they will need to succeed in the application process, and to envision themselves as future Oxbridge students.“We look forward to seeing the outcomes for this year’s cohort, and hope to see a significant proportion of our students gaining places at Oxford or Cambridge.”The programme is run by diversity recruitment firm Rare, which seeks to help students with African and Caribbean heritage increase their chances of gaining a place at Oxford or Cambridge.The event makes up part of a yearlong programme by Target Oxbridge that supports students in their studies and application to university.Academics and admissions staff from Oxford will offer subject-talks, master classes and application support before the admissions deadline on October 15 as part of the extended programme.Oxford will also be hosting a new conference targeted at British Asian students in the Slough area as part of its aim to support ethnic minority students in their applications.They already host an annual conference for African and Caribbean students.last_img read more