Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

In this hour of our testing: New York bishop writes…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Posted Nov 1, 2017 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC November 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm ” If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, 2014.Christians change hearts through the Truth of the Word Made Flesh.These evil demons seek to only to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10). TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ November 3, 2017 at 12:43 am It would be less confusing if Bishop Dietsche did not include terms such as “Muslim” and “Islamic community”. We are all shocked and unhappy with the killings done by suspect Sayfullo Saipov. It would be more realistic to portray the killings done by a soldier of ISIS than a Muslim. Such incident will undoubtedly force the US govt to re-examine their immigration policy but this will not be used as pretext of punishing the Islamic community as a whole. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC November 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm I am an Episcopalian born and raised and I have friends who are Muslim. I agree with the bishop sentiments most Muslims are not mileage that the religion of Islam teaches peace. The best analogy I have ever heard is that Islamic extremism (like ISIS Al Queda other Islamic terrorist groups) is to Islam what the Ku Klux Klan is to Christianity. Yes Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. But yes in times like this it’s easier said than done but nothing ever worth having or doing is ever easy. Turn to prayer turn to the church for comfort it’s not an empty sentiment. It’s a way to gather and start to heal and show the terrorist they didn’t win. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA November 1, 2017 at 5:13 pm Quentin Durward’s response encapsulates my thoughts exactly so I need not add to them. November 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm I agree completely with Quentin Durward. Church leaders who accuse members of their flock of hate-mongering because they believe in a tougher response to such outrages than reassuring words and flowers should be embarrassed by their own naivete. Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Events Jawaharlal Prasad says: Rector Shreveport, LA 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 November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am From Bishop Dietsche; ‘Muslims are as bereaved and angry about these killings as anyone else in our city….’ This seems to be a common response to these terrorist attrocities. if this is so then where is the outrage and condemnation for such acts from organizations like CAIR & USCMO? Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Thomas Scott Ball Jr says: Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY November 1, 2017 at 8:45 pm I have typed in my e-mail address and my name correctly. What more information do you want, please? New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI November 1, 2017 at 11:33 am These press releases have become formulaic. I’m tired of hearing the same vacuous musings and calls to prayer from Church leaders in denial. There are some very sick people in world. We can’t help them and they can’t help themselves if we are all in denial. Implying that innocent people are dying because we don’t understand each other is crap. Love is very powerful but love is not passive. We should pray that our leaders find strength to stand up proactively against terrorism instead of meekly enabling it with lame excuses. November 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm Doug Desper is correct. Sadly, it seems there are fewer and fewer Episcopal clergymen who do not subscribe to the “few bad eggs” argument and those who do not largely keep quiet because they fear being ostracized and possibly hurt professionally. This is an unfortunate situation that clearly is among the reasons why so many faithful Episcopalians are leaving the Church. How many more horrors like New York will it take before there is any chance of the tide turning? And will there be any Episcopal Church left by that time worthy of saving? 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 Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tony Oberdorfer says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET November 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm Appreciate the compliment Tony but there are times, I struggle a lot in deciding which is better – violence or non-violence. The country I come from has seen Muslim invasions for over thousand years and that too with greater brutality with repeated invasions. Honest historians have written much about this. I agree with you that Muslims have their own understanding as to how infidels ought to be treated. Read about the treatment of minorities in Islamic countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Surprisingly in India, often times, Hindus are made to feel second class citizens with respect to the Muslims over certain rights! I won’t be surprised if in near future, Christians in US will be made to feel as second class citizens.US should do what is best for the security of this nation and its citizens. In this hour of our testing: New York bishop writes to diocese after terror attack Quentin Durward says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Catherine Cummings says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Doug Desper says: Thomas Scott Ball Jr says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ecumenical & Interreligious November 1, 2017 at 5:48 pm I do agree with Quentin Durward. We are ask by Jesus to Love our neighbor as ourselves. But these people that are doing the terrorism do not love us. They want to worship the way they do. To comfor to their way of thinking. If they want to do and think the way they do I have no problem with them going back to their own country. Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments (14) [Episcopal Diocese of New York] My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The news of what appears to have been a terror-related attack in Lower Manhattan comes to me as Bishop Glasspool and I are continuing our visit to Bishop Chilongani in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. How difficult it is to be away from our city when it is in crisis!I join with all in our diocese, all people of faith, and all our city in mourning the lives lost and the chaos visited upon our own streets. I know that opportunities for prayer are already being planned for tomorrow and following days. I urge you to go and be with one another, and pray with one another, and turn a common face toward the God who is balm for weary and broken hearts.I know that in every church the victims of this violence will be remembered in prayer today, tomorrow and at our Sunday liturgies. Pray also for our country, and for God’s guidance for our leaders. Pray for peace. Pray for understanding across religions, cultures and political philosophies. And pray for ourselves, that we may guard our hearts, that we may by the grace of God respond to hatred with love, and violence with peace.Once again it is crucial that we do not extrapolate from the violence committed by one man to condemn or blame the larger Islamic community, or to view all Muslims as dangerous. Faithful, peaceful Muslims are as bereaved and angry about these killings as anyone else in our city, and we know the Islamic community to be our friends.Now is the time when we who follow a God of peace, across our several religions, must stand together against all forces of destruction. Indeed, the love of peace and the renunciation of the evil powers which corrupt and destroy are contained within the heart of our baptismal life. That is who we are.I long to return to you, and pray for you every one in this hour of our testing. And always I remain Yours,The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML DietscheBishop of New York Tony Oberdorfer says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls November 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm Jawaharlal Prasad sounds like a decent person but I must disagree with him in distinguishing between a soldier of ISIS and a regular Muslim. Obviously there are many reasonably disposed Muslims around the world. But in my understanding the Koran specifies that no one can be a really good Muslim unless he commits himself to killing non-Muslim infidels who are unwilling to convert. Since most if not all of the terrorists such as Sayfullo Saipov “went terrorist” AFTER coming to the United States despite being thoroughly “vetted,” common sense suggests the advisability of a blanket ban on immigrants from certain Middle Eastern countries (with rare exceptions) until such time as the Islamic threat is finally over. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Jawaharlal Prasad says: Bill Louis says: Submit an Event Listing November 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm ” If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, 2014.Christians change hearts through the Truth of the Word Made Flesh.These evil demons seek to only to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10). Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Thomas Scott Ball Jr says: Comments are closed. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing November 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm One day it must be faced that many countries with a majority Muslim culture often are in turmoil and violence. Lay aside any blame for the moment and simply observe the cultural realities of those countries where Islam dominates. Terror attack after terror attack has the same formulary by wishful apologists who rush to state that there are moderate Muslims. Of course there are – and those people are wonderful, but they will also honestly tell you that they dare not stick their necks out too far to challenge the majority view of Islam. Would they be welcomed in many of those nations where caliphate Islam dominates? Would they be targeted as apostates, even here in some of America’s mosques and schools? We have now gone well past the “few bad eggs” argument that tries to prove that cultural Islam has random lone wolves and that they do not represent true Islam. It begs to be asked, “How many thousands have made up the ‘bad eggs’ basket so far?” Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Dn. Dorothy Royal says: Barbara Burgess says: last_img read more

Villa Slow / Laura Alvarez Architecture

first_imgCopyAbout this officeLaura Alvarez ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Roque de RiomieraSpainPublished on November 13, 2017Cite: “Villa Slow / Laura Alvarez Architecture” 13 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore 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 stream “COPY” Manufacturers: Artifort, Innovation Living, J.G. Herman CeramicsContractor:SOAL inversionesInterior Wood Works:Carpinteria AstilleroModel Making:Matteo SilveriiLocal Support Building Permit:Ivan Arenal, Patricia Revuelta.City:San Roque de RiomieraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David MonteroRecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. Villa Slow is a rental holiday retreat in the Natural Park of Valles Pasiegos, in the North of Spain emerging from a stone-ruin within a more than two-hectare terrain of natural landscape.  The new home typology is based on a traditional construction of the area called ‘cabaña pasiega’ (peasant cabin) but with a contemporary twist. The strategic location of the construction on top of a little hill facing south, grants impressive views towards the valley and from the mountain.Save this picture!© David MonteroSave this picture!Section CCSave this picture!© David MonteroThe scheme of the house is simple. Two big panoramic windows in the living room facing opposite directions create a beautiful scenography of mountains, clouds, and trees. These two openings allow to enjoy the impressive views towards the valley and mountains from the spacious living room in the centre of the house. Two bedrooms are situated next to the living area, on the eastern wing, in the most private side, both with their own bathroom and openings to the infinite landscape. They receive beautiful light in the morning. Thanks to their generous height, a mezzanine on top of the bathroom core,  allows for additional sleeping arrangements: just a couple, couple with children, friends, etc.Save this picture!© David MonteroSave this picture!Sections HH + GGSave this picture!© David MonteroVilla Slow is designed and built with extreme mindfulness and care for detail. The house is very respectful with the environment in aesthetic and technical terms. Villa Slow is a passive house thanks to a heat pump, under floor heating and high quality insulation and windows for a minimum heat loss. The high performance glass warms up the interior in the winter and the big wooden shutters protect from heat gain during summer. All materials used to build Villa Slow are reused from the old stone shed or come from the area of Cantabria.Save this picture!© David MonteroThe rough exterior stone-walls and roofs contrast with the delicate interior wooden structure and details. Villa Slow is a house of subtle contrasts: rough-delicate, open-closed, wood-grey, interior-exterior, traditional-modern.Save this picture!© David MonteroSave this picture!© David MonteroLaura Alvarez architecture tries to find balanced solutions in materialisation. In this project, wood elements give a warm feeling, whereas white helps understanding the building envelope. A combination of classic sitting furniture and minimalist elements create a very calm space from which enjoying the outstanding natural setting.Save this picture!© David MonteroProject gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Is Moving Into a Realm Where History Plays as Much a Part as MediumArticlesCall for Entries: Museum of Architecture’s (London) Gingerbread City Exhibition Comp…Built Projects & Masterplans Share Projects ArchDaily Spain Villa Slow / Laura Alvarez ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla Slow / Laura Alvarez Architecture Photographs Year:  Architects: Laura Alvarez Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© David Montero+ 36 Sharecenter_img Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Villa Slow / Laura Alvarez Architecture Houses 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•San Roque de Riomiera, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  David Montero Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

Time to Consider Election to the Indiana Corn Growers Association Board…

first_img By Indiana Corn Marketing Council – Jan 13, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Time to Consider Election to the Indiana Corn Growers Association Board of… SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Time to Consider Election to the Indiana Corn Growers Association Board of Directors Do you have strong opinions about government regulations and policies that affect Indiana farmers? Then you may want to consider running for a position on the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) board of directors. The ICGA board advocates for Hoosier corn farmers at the local, state and federal levels. ICGA’s governing districts match the nine Congressional districts across Indiana. This year, ICGA will have elections in districts 3, 6 and 9.“If farmers do not participate in the process that creates new policies and regulations on Indiana agriculture, then people who don’t understand farming will make those rules,” said Christian Rosen, an ICGA board member and corn grower from Urbana, Ind. “Participation is necessary at every level of government. From county zoning boards to the state legislature to the USDA and EPA, we need to keep our eyes and ears open for proposals that may impact how we farm. I encourage anyone with a passion for these issues to join us on the ICGA board.”Candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:A dues-paying member of ICGA in good standingA producer of corn as an owner, manager or operatorA resident of the district they seek to representCurrent on their ICGA membership duesDistrict 3 includes the counties of Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Whitley, Huntington, Wells, Blackford, Jay, Adams, Allen, DeKalb and Steuben. Incumbent board member Sarah Delbecq, who farms near Auburn, Ind., is up for re-election.The District 6 seat is open in this year’s election. This district includes the counties of Delaware, Randolph, Henry, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Hancock, Shelby, Bartholomew, Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Jefferson, Scott, Switzerland, Ohio and Dearborn.District 9 includes Morgan, Johnson, Brown, Monroe, Lawrence, Orange, Jackson, Washington, Scott, Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Crawford counties. Incumbent board member Mike Flock, who farms near Ramsey, Ind., is up for re-election.Election applications are due by Friday, March 5. Ballots will be mailed to ICGA members over the summer. Winners will begin a three-year term in December. To learn more about this year’s election, find a district map or download an application, visit Previous articleRelationships With New EPA A 2021 Goal For NCGANext articleChism to AFBF Committee Chair and Kron Re-elected to Board Indiana Corn Marketing Councillast_img read more

TCU leads West Virginia 23-10 at halftime

first_imgEquestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Previous articleTCU fans show support on social mediaNext articleTCU defeats West Virginia 40-10 in blackout game Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Facebook Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Dean Straka Dean Straka Dean Straka Dean Straka TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Twitter Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka print Horned Frogs hold a 23-10 lead over the West Virginia Mountaineers at halftime of Thursday night’s contest in Amon G. Carter Stadium.TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin found wide receiver Josh Doctson for a 17-yard touchdown pass on the Frogs’ opening drive of the game. It was Doctson’s 13th touchdown reception of the season.Boykin took it himself for a short rushing touchdown with just under five minutes to go in the first quarter, front flipping into the end zone to give the Frogs a 14-0 lead.A turnover on downs for West Virginia on the following drive led to another scoring opportunity for the Frogs. Jaden Oberkrom executed a 20-yard field goal attempt to extend the lead to 17-0 with under two minutes to play in the first quarter.West Virginia struck first in the secon quarter when quarterback Skyler Howard found a diving Shelton Gibson in the end zone for a touchdown, cutting the Frogs’ lead to 17-7 with 11:19 to play in the quarter.West Virginia executed a 51-yard field goal later in the quarter to cut the lead to 17-10.The Frogs extended their lead back to back to 10 points when Oberkrom made a 23-yard field goal with 1:05 to play in the half, making it a 20-10 ballgame.After a quick West Virginia three and out, Oberkrom nailed another field goal as time expired in the second quarter, this time from 57 yards out, giving the Frogs a 23-10 lead.Boykin threw 210 yards in the half, and Doctson caught for 126. The 10 points allowed by the Frogs in the half was their best first half defensive outing since shutting out Texas in the first half on Oct. 3. + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitterlast_img read more

TCU acquires largest chondrite meteorite for Monnig Meteorite Gallery

first_imgShane Battis Facebook The meteorite is the largest found in Texas and the second largest in the United States. (Shane Battis/TCU 360) Twitter ReddIt printThe meteorite is the largest ever discovered in Texas and the second largest in the United States. TCU’s School of Geology, Energy & the Environment has it in a vault and plans put it on display in the Monnig Meteorite Gallery. (Shane Battis/TCU 360)TCU is now in possession of a piece of history from far, far away.The Monnig Meteorite Gallery in the Sid Richardson Building bought the largest chrondite meteorite ever discovered in Texas. Dr. Rhiannon Mayne, the gallery curator, said the approximately 760 pound rock traveled from the asteroid belt all the way to Clarendon, Texas, where it was found by two ranchers.The fact that the artifact was discovered in Texas played a large part in why TCU was able to add it to its collection, according to Mayne. She said DeeDee and Frank Hommel felt strongly about their big find remaining in the state, and the gallery was ready to make the purchase.Mayne declined to say how much money was spent on the meteorite, but did say that it was paid for with the endowment left by Oscar E. Monnig, who donated his collection to TCU between 1978 and 1986.Monnig died in 1999, according to the gallery’s website. The new meteorite is part of his ongoing legacy.“I kind of think that this is something Oscar really would have loved to have in the collection and so it’s great to be able to do that,” Mayne said.DeeDee and Frank Hommel found the giant meteorite on their ranch in Clarendon, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Ruben Garcia)She said it’ll be a great showpiece for the gallery as well as a subject for scientific research. For now, it rests in a vault where TCU 360 was able to view it.Mayne smiled at the meteorite on the floor of the vault.“It’s so big,” she said. “It’s interesting when you can think ‘Man, this hit the Earth, and it came from the asteroid belt.’ It’s sometimes easy to forget that context with a really small piece.”The rock is already massive. Its total weight is still unknown as parts of it haven’t been found. Mayne said the pressure of falling through the Earth’s atmosphere caused the meteorite to break into several pieces that are still being searched for near the Clarendon crash site.Nona Batiste, the gallery assistant and educator, said Texas is a “hotspot” for meteorite sightings. Its open spaces and little light pollution makes it much easier to spot objects falling from the sky and notice out of place rocks on the ground.She was visibly excited when talking about the huge meteorite.“Because of my love for rocks, when I saw it, I was ecstatic.” she said. “I got rock pimples. Instead of goose pimples, I got rock pimples. It was so exciting.”Batiste said she appreciates the meteorite for its scientific value. The rock has traveled a great distance and picked up information along the way that scientists will try to uncover.She does not know when the meteorite will be available to view at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery, but she did say it will be free for visitors.In the meantime, people can keep an eye on the ground for meteorites. Mayne said to pay attention to rocks that look out of place, have a magnetic pull and are unusually heavy for their size.If you think you’ve found a meteorite, you can contact gallery curators here. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Linkedin Linkedin Shane Battis The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Shane Battis Shane Battis ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Previous articleSenior service program kept alive by community leadershipNext articleTCU VGP (Ep. 12 – Nintendo blunders, Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and more) Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battis Twitter ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s 2016 Bills Clear Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Three of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills cleared the California State Senate Appropriations Committee today. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1696, which helps California’s neediest residents quit smoking; Assembly Bill 2148, which protects wildlife from drones; and Assembly Bill 2364 that strengthens dual enrollment all passed the key committee and now head to the Senate Floor. In addition, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 158 that would help students transfer credits between California universities also passed.Assembly Bill 1696 requires tobacco cessation medications, counseling, and assessments to be covered for Medi-Cal patients. Besides the detrimental health effects, smoking takes an $18.1 billion toll on California annually, according to a University of California, San Francisco study.“Smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of the death in the United States” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We have an opportunity to save lives and money with this bill.”Assembly Bill 2148 provides the National Resources Agency the ability to develop regulations regarding drone use on publically managed lands. Recent incidents have shown that drone use in close proximity to wildlife can have serious impacts. Assembly Bill 2148 strives to create a cohesive, statewide system of rules governing the use of unmanned drones on public lands. The regulations can include conditional use or outright prohibitions when necessary to protect the safety of wildlife, natural habitats or visitors.“There’s no denying the rapidly increasing number of drones in public spaces,” said Holden. “Now is the time to take preventative steps to protect California’s wildlife and natural habitats before it becomes a problem.”Assembly Bill 2364 would provide Californian’s undocumented high school students’ equal right to access higher education opportunities. Earlier this year, California’s legislature passed SB 75 that expanded Medi-Cal to all undocumented students under the age of 19 in California public schools. AB 2364 seeks to continue the legislature’s commitment to bring greater equity and fairness to all Californians.“Every child in California should have the opportunity to access our high quality education system,” said Holden. “This bill strengthens previous dual enrollment legislation by ensuring greater equity and access.”Assembly Concurrent Resolution 158 would help students transfer credits from one public California university to another. Streamlining the transfer process enables students to graduate faster and acquire less debt. Currently credits do not transfer from one CSU to another or one UC to another if a students has not completed 2 full years with 60 credits. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Pasadena Area Assemblymember Holden’s 2016 Bills Clear Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday Published on Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 1:52 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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.center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

GOOD NEWS: Softball lists six Lobos to All-Conference Team

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleESTRICH: Shame on Caitlyn JennerNext articleCATES: Colon cancer screening recommendation change OA Life Facebook Twitter By OA Life – May 24, 2021 Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Softball lists six Lobos to All-Conference Team Twittercenter_img TAGSAll-ConferenceAmerican Southwest ConferencesoftballSul Ross Pinterest CommunityGood NewsLocal News Facebook WhatsApp ALPINE Sul Ross softball saw six Lobos listed to the American Southwest Conference 2021 Softball All-Conference team in an announcement made May 14 by the conference office.The tally included two on first team, three on second team, and one on the honorable mention list.Annika Canaba – SS: All-Conference First TeamCanaba was fourth on the team with a .322 batting average in a second-best 87 at bats. She tied Camryn Hardin for a team-best nine doubles and was second on the team in several categories including six home runs, 22 runs batted in, nine walks and 20 runs scored. Her 28 hits on the season were good for third on the team.On the basepaths, Canaba led the way with 12 steals in 15 attempts.Canaba was named ASC West Hitter of the Week on March 8 after hitting .636 (7-for-11) with a double, home run, seven RBI, five runs scored and four stolen bases in a sweep of UT Dallas.It is her second time listed to all-conference after being named to the honorable mention in 2019.Payslee Sims – C: All-Conference First TeamSims finished third with a .325 batting average and added four doubles, 12 runs batted in and 11 runs scored.She joins Canaba on the all-conference list for a second time with an honorable mention in 2019.Nadia Valverde – 1B: All-Conference Second TeamValverde finished with a second-best .373 average in 83 at bats. Her 31 hits and seven doubles were both good for second on the team. She also finished with 18 runs batted in and 18 runs scored which were both good for third on the team.Camryn Hardin – OF: All-Conference Second TeamHardin led the Lobos with a .438 average and a team-high 96 at bats. She was tops with 42 hits, three triples, 30 runs scored, and 58 total bases. Her nine doubles tied Canaba for the team-high and she was 4-for-4 in stolen bases.Jodie Vaughn – P: All-Conference Second TeamVaughn finished with a 5.83 ERA but led the way in several pitching categories. Her seven wins, 11 complete games, one shutout, 92.2 innings pitched and 81 strikeouts were all best on the team.She also added four hits, three runs batted in and two runs scored at the plate.It is her second time on the all-conference list after being selected to the first team in 2019.Miranda Martinez – OF: Honorable MentionMartinez batted a fifth-best .310 on the season and led the Lobos with seven home runs and 27 runs batted in. Her final home run and RBI came on a walk-off shot in extra innings on March 6 against McMurry in what was her final regular season at bat as a Lobo.On the mound, Martinez picked up three wins in 49.1 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts.last_img read more

Plea In SC Seeks Full Refund Of Tickets For Cancelled Flights Booked Prior To & During Lockdown

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Full Refund Of Tickets For Cancelled Flights Booked Prior To & During Lockdown Sanya Talwar20 April 2020 1:31 AMShare This – xA fresh PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking orders to the Central Government and Directore General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for issuance of appropriate directions to Airlines for full refund of tickets booked for travel during the lockdown on account of their cancellation.The petition has been filed by Pravasi Legal Cell on behalf of Advocate Jose Abraham and highlights that…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?LoginA fresh PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking orders to the Central Government and Directore General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for issuance of appropriate directions to Airlines for full refund of tickets booked for travel during the lockdown on account of their cancellation.The petition has been filed by Pravasi Legal Cell on behalf of Advocate Jose Abraham and highlights that the action of non-refund by airlines of the full amount collected for tickets due to cancellation is “arbitrary and in violation of the Civil Aviation Requirement issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation”.Moreover, the petitioner has averred that instead of providing full refund of the amount collected, the action of Airlines of providing mandatory “Credit Shell” is in clear violation of the DGCA requirements according to which the optionn of refund is “the preogative of the passenger and not a default practice of the Airline”The plea states that the direction by the Government that refunding in full, only those who had booked tickes during lockdown and leaving out those who booked tickets prior to the lockdown, even though flights were cancelled is antithetical to basic Constitutional tenets.The petitioner points out that, “BECAUSE the office memorandum dt. 16.04.2020 of the Ministry of Aviation directing the Airlines to provide full refund of amount paid to only to those people who booked tickets during the lock down period and leaving out people who booked tickets prior to lockdown but the flights cancelled due to lockdown amounts to treating equals unequally and thus the same is in clear violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.”Furthermore, the plea states that airline companies should be showing “humanitarian virtues” rather than using the “challenging times as an opportunity to extract unlawful gains from prople who are already in misery” The petitioner also earkmarks the rationale to this by stating that the question of anyone booking a ticket during the lockdown does not arise since passenger flights had already been cancelled and that this makes the Officer Memorandum dated April 16 “ambiguos” and “devoid of any logic” whatsoever. The mandate of the Civil Aviation requirements is also laid down in the petition according to which, “if the payment is through a credit card, refund shall be made by the airlines within seven days of the cancellation to the account of the creditcard holder, while in the case of a cash transaction the refund shall be made immediately, by the airline office from where the ticket was purchased”.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