Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy this 4.5% dividend yield and this palladium ETF in January

first_img With risk appetite returning to financial markets, now could be a great time to go dividend shopping. And I would argue that buying shares in SThree (LSE: STHR) in particular could prove to be a brilliant idea.It’s not just that the recruitment specialist trades on a bargain-basement forward P/E ratio of 10.5 times. Nor that it offers up a huge 4.5% corresponding dividend yield. It’s that its low rating, blended with the possible release of full-year financials on January 27, could help its share price to surge.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…It’d be foolish to claim that SThree is immune to the broader slowdown in the global economy, of course. But thanks to the company’s focus on the specialised STEM segments — that is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — it is still managing to keep growing net fees (up 5% in the 12 months to November 2019). And this is putting it in a strong position to keep offering larger and larger annual dividends.The FTSE 250 firm claimed in mid-December that “in our key growth markets, the new financial year has started well with good demand, and this gives us confidence that we will continue to outperform materially in our international markets.”Confirmation that trading remains sunny later this month would surely prompt a flurry of buying activity, helped by a recent weakening in the share price.Showing some metalMuch has been made of gold’s ascent to seven-year highs in early 2020, but another safe-haven asset that’s also ripped higher of late is palladium. The platinum group metal (or PGM) has just struck record peaks around $2,120 per ounce, a far cry from the $420 it was trading at at the start of the last decade.There are ways for share investors to get exposure to palladium, for example by buying stock in FTSE 100-listed Anglo American, which owns and operates PGM mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe. However, the fragile supply and demand outlook for some of the company’s other commodities (like coal, iron ore and diamonds) would discourage me from purchasing the share.On the charge!A much simpler way to ride the palladium price boom is by buying a financial instrument that’s backed by physical holdings of the metal like an exchange-traded fund (ETF). One such device is the Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF, which rises and falls in value according to movements in spot palladium prices in London.The asset surged 58% in value in 2019 as palladium prices rocketed, and as I type, is currently dealing at record tops around $202. And if recent broker commentary is to be believed, it looks as if the ETF should continue to surge — the boffins over at UBS, for instance, have said recently said that “significant upside risks” to their $2,000 forecasted average for palladium prices in 2020 are building.And it’s easy to see why the number crunchers are so bullish as macroeconomic tension boosts flight-to-safety interest, signs of a US-Chinese trade deal boost hopes of growing industrial demand, and operational problems in South Africa continue to whack supply. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Canada: Residential schools a form of ‘cultural genocide,’ says TRC…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Journal, Ottawa] Addressing what it described as a “cultural genocide” inflicted for over a century on Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on June 2 issued 94 wide-ranging “Calls to Action,” including the creation of a National Council for Reconciliation, a Royal Proclamation and Covenant on Reconciliation and an apology from the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in residential schools.The Calls to Action — with specific directives to parliament, the federal and provincial government, churches, faith groups and all Canadians — would “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation,” said the TRC in its exhaustive, 382-page final report.Reconciliation is about “establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship”  between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada, but “we are not there yet,” said the report released by TRC Commissioners Justice Murray Sinclair, Marie Wilson and Chief Wilton Littlechild. “By establishing a new and respectful relationship, we restore what must be restored, repair what must be repaired, and return what must be returned.”During its six-year term, the TRC gathered voluminous residential school documents, received over 6,750 statements (from  former students, their families, Aboriginal communities and former school staff), held seven national events and conducted 238 days of local hearings in 77 communities across Canada. The goal: to document the truth about what happened in the residential schools, which operated from the 1860s to the 1990s, and to educate Canadians about what has been dubbed “Canada’s shame.”For churches that operated the federally funded schools (Anglican, United, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic), the TRC recommended education strategies “to ensure that their respective congregations learn about their church’s role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools, and why apologies to former residential school students, their families and their communities were necessary.”The TRC also called on church signatories to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement as well as other faith groups to “formally recognize Indigenous spirituality as a valid form of worship that is equal to their own” in order to address the “spiritual violence” committed in the schools, the effects of which, reverberate to this day in Aboriginal communities. 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SisonPosted Jun 3, 2015 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Churches must also establish permanent funding for Aboriginal “community-controlled”  healing and reconciliation projects, education and relationship-building projects and regional dialogues for Indigenous spiritual leaders and youth to discuss Indigenous spirituality, self-determination and reconciliation, said the TRC.About 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Métis children were removed from their homes and sent to residential schools as part of the government’s policy of cultural genocide, said the TRC. “The Canadian government pursued this policy of cultural genocide because it wished to divest itself of its legal and financial obligations to Aboriginal people and gain control over their land and resources,” it noted. “If every Aboriginal person had been ‘absorbed into the body politic,’ there would be no reserves, no Treaties and no Aboriginal rights.”Cultural genocide, explained the TRC, involves the destruction of political and social institutions of a group, the seizure of their land, the forcible transfer of populations and restriction of their movements, the banning of their language and spiritual practices, the persecution of spiritual leaders and the disruption of families to prevent the transfer of its cultural values and identity to succeeding generations. “In its dealings with Aboriginal people, Canada did all these things,” said the TRC.Saying that reconciliation requires “an awareness of the past, acknowledgment of the harm that has been inflicted, atonement for the causes and action to change behavior,” the TRC also called for action on issues around Aboriginal child welfare, education, language and culture, health, justice, equity for Aboriginal people in the legal system, professional development and training for public servants, missing children and burial information, among others.Canada lost an opportunity for reconciliation in 1996, when the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples’ call for Canadians to begin a national process of reconciliation and for the government to change its relationship with Aboriginal peoples was ignored, said the TRC.It urged the Harper government and all Canadians to seize the opportunity  for “a rare second chance” at reconciliation, noting that “at stake is Canada’s place as a prosperous, just and inclusive democracy” in the global world.Although some progress has been made, “significant barriers” to reconciliation remain, said the TRC. “The relationship between the federal government and Aboriginal peoples is deteriorating. Instead of moving towards reconciliation, there have been divisive conflicts over Aboriginal education, child welfare and justice.” It cited issues ranging from the call by Aboriginal groups for a national inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls to the impact of economic development of lands and resources on Treaties and Aboriginal title and rights.Royal Proclamation and  Covenant of ReconciliationOn behalf of all Canadians, the federal government must jointly develop with Aboriginal peoples a Royal Proclamation of Reconciliation to be issued by the Crown, said the TRC. “The proclamation would build on the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Treaty of Niagara of 1764, and reaffirm the nation-to-nation relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown.”This proclamation, it added, should repudiate “concepts used to justify European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples,” including the Doctrine of Discovery, a principle of charters and acts developed by colonizing Western societies 500 years ago to expropriate Indigenous lands and territories.All parties to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement — the federal government, churches (including the Anglican Church of Canada), survivors and the Assembly of First Nations — must also develop and sign a Covenant of Reconciliation, recommended the TRC.This covenant must reaffirm their commitment to reconciliation, repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery and support the renewal or establishment of Treaty relationships “based on principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect and shared responsibility for maintaining those relationships in the future.” (The report noted that some churches, including the Anglican Church of Canada, have already repudiated the Doctrine of Discovery.)Recognize Indigenous spiritualityReconnecting with their traditional Indigenous spiritual teachings — banned during their time at the schools — has been essential to the healing and reclaiming of identity of some survivors and their families, said the TRC.However, this hasn’t been possible for many, said the TRC. Spiritual fear, confusion and conflict exist in many Aboriginal communities today as “direct consequences of the violence with which traditional beliefs were stripped away from Indigenous peoples” during the residential schools era, it noted. “Many survivors continue to live in spiritual fear of their own traditions. Such fear is a direct result of the religious beliefs imposed on them by those who ran the residential schools.”Survivors who have attempted to reclaim spiritual teachings have also been criticized, and sometimes ostracized, by family members who are Christian and by their church, it added. “Survivors and their relatives reported that these tensions led to family breakdown — such is the depth of this spiritual conflict,” said the report. “…This turmoil gives particular urgency to understanding the role of churches in effecting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”The TRC nonetheless recognized efforts made by churches, including the Anglican church, which has “developed a vision for a self-governing Indigenous church to coexist within the broader institutional structure of the church,” and appointed Mark MacDonald as its first National Indigenous Bishop.The TRC also called on leaders of church parties to the agreement and all other faiths to collaborate with Indigenous spiritual leaders, survivors, schools of theology, seminaries and other religious training centers in developing a curriculum for all student clergy, clergy and staff who work in Aboriginal communities that respects Indigenous spirituality. Such a curriculum must teach the history and legacy of residential schools and the roles of the churches, the history and legacy of religious conflict in Aboriginal families and communities, “and the responsibility that churches have to mitigate such conflicts and prevent spiritual violence,” said the TRC.“That Christians in Canada, in the name of their religion, inflicted serious harms on Aboriginal children, their families and communities was in fundamental contradiction to what they purported to be their core beliefs,” said the TRC. “For the churches to avoid repeating their failures of the past, understanding how and why they perverted Christian doctrine to justify their actions is a critical lesson to be learned from the residential school experience.”Put words into actionsIn asking the Pope to issue an apology “ for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children in Catholic-run residential schools,” the TRC noted that unlike the three Protestant denominations, the Roman Catholic Church in Canada does not have a single spokesperson with authority to represent its dioceses and religious orders. “The result has been a patchwork of apologies or statements of regret that few survivors or church members may even know exists.” It has been “disappointing” to survivors that the Pope has “not yet made a clear and empathic public apology in Canada” for residential schools abuses, said the TRC.But apologies given by the government and churches can only go so far, the TRC said, noting that while they may be graciously received, they are “understandably viewed with skepticism” by survivors and their families. “When trust has been so badly broken, it can be restored only over time as survivors observe how the churches interact with them in daily life,” said the TRC. “…Apologies mark only a beginning point on pathways of reconciliation; the proof of their authenticity lies in putting words into action.”National Council for ReconciliationThe Parliament of Canada must, in consultation and collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, establish a National Council for Reconciliation that will monitor, evaluate and report annually on  “post-apology progress on reconciliation to ensure that government accountability for reconciling the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the Crown is maintained in the coming years,” said the TRC. The federal government must provide multi-year funding for this independent, national oversight body, it added.The TRC also reiterated a recommendation it made in its 2012 interim report for the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments to fully adopt and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.It also called on church parties to the agreement, and all other faith groups and interfaith social justice groups in Canada who have not already done so, to formally adopt and comply with the principles, norms and standards of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as framework for reconciliation.On the matter of missing residential schools children, the TRC called on the federal government to allocate funds that will allow the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to develop and maintain the National Residential School Student Register established by the TRC.The federal government, churches, Aboriginal communities and former students must also work together to establish and maintain an online registry of residential school cemeteries, “including, where possible, plot maps showing the location of deceased residential school children,” it added.They must also work together “to inform the families of children who died at residential schools of the child’s burial location, and to respond to families’ wishes for appropriate commemoration ceremonies and markers, and reburial in home communities where requested.”The TRC report also called on the federal government to commit $10 million over seven years to help fund the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, plus additional funds to assist communities in researching and producing histories of their own residential shock experiences and their involvement in truth, healing and reconciliation. 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CV House / S-AR + Carlos Valdez

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CV House / S-AR + Carlos ValdezSave this projectSaveCV House / S-AR + Carlos Valdez César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Valdez Manufacturers: Cemex, Hebel, BR Bloquera Regiomontana, CREST, Cuprum, Llano de la Torre Photographs Houses ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Year:  Area:  3207 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CV House / S-AR + Carlos Valdez Architects: Carlos Valdez, S-AR Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeS-AROfficeFollowCarlos ValdezOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonterreyMexicoPublished on May 24, 2019Cite: “CV House / S-AR + Carlos Valdez” [Casa CV / S-AR + Carlos Valdez] 24 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019 Photographs:  Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Collaborator:Raquel ValdezClient:PrivadoFurniture:ArtelierCity:MonterreyCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Casa CV is set upon an irregular piece of land, located within a private residential neighbourhood on the slopes of an imposive mountain eaten up by the quarries, near the west side of the city of Monterrey.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealGiven the complicated topography, its cubic form gets the most out of the terrain by cutting both narrow ends of its triangular shape, alocating one of them as the street level access, and the other one as a small garden on an upper level.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe cube is materially composed of a concrete base, which fits solidly into the hard stone of the mountain, supporting two levels of lighter appearance, covered by a grid of insulating block of a porous quality and texture. This envelope is opened up by means of a few spans, strategically placed to provide natural lighting and ventilation to the interior spaces, and by a series of rectangular perforations in the front façade, which create a kind of luminous play inside during the day, and outside at night.Save this picture!1st floor plan / 1:100Spacially the house is distributed along three levels and a large terrace. Service and storage areas are located on the ground floor, along with a garage and a home studio. The main pedestrian access breaks with the cubic formation, creating a small gateway that provides refuge to visitors awaiting access to the house. An interior foyer articulates this access and a secondary one coming from the garage, giving way to a staircase leading up to the second floor.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe second level, an open plan, contains the social areas: kitchen, dinning and living rooms, the latter connected by large glass-doors to a small adjacent garden, with a single tree thought to give privacy and shade to this space, and the sufficient area to lengthen its recreational use to the outside. The stairway to the third level, which continues all the way to the roof, separates these spaces from the implacable southern sun, acting as a buffer zone that protects the interior from the strong heat that is felt during most of the year.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealSave this picture!Section 1-1 / 1:75Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealThe main bedroom, and two secondary ones, are located on the third floor, bounded upfront by an interior corridor, parallel to the staircase, and at the back by a rectangular patio that brings in natural light. On both sides of the staircase, which comes from the social area and climbs to the roof, are two terraces, which allow the corridor to be ventilated crosswise, and if necessary, act in conjunction with the back terrace to ventilate the rooms.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealFinally, the staircase leads to the rooftop, designed as a large open terrace, thus extending the house’s usable space, somewhat limited by the land’s dimensions. Due to the elevated position of the neighbourhood, above the average level of the city, this place is gifted with privilegedviews of the valley and surrounding mountains that make up the metropolitan area. It is from here that it becomes evident that the particular conditions of the project are also the large-scale conditions of a city that intertwines its urban fabric with the majesty of nature and its mountains.Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza VillarrealProject gallerySee allShow lessJoão Luís Carrilho da Graça and the Power of Curiosity in ArchitectureArticlesAd Hoc Architecture Designs Hotel Inside a Cave for Rural RussiaArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal+ 49Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico Lead Architects: last_img read more

State of Jersey has helped 1m people through Plan UK

first_imgState of Jersey has helped 1m people through Plan UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Channel Islands Funding Howard Lake | 27 October 2014 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Image: Bailiwick of Jersey flag by Matt Trommer on The State of Jersey has now helped more than one million people over the past ten years through its partnership with international children’s charity Plan UK.The one million mark was reached after the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) decided to fund three more projects run by the charity, in Uganda, Cambodia and Zimbabwe.Jersey’s support has helped Plan UK train teachers, build classrooms, set up children’s groups, construct water points and build latrines.It is also contributing to Plan’s disaster response in several emergency situations in Africa, including Cameroon, Niger and Sudan.Senator Paul Routier MBE, Chairman of the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, explained the longevity of the partnership. He said:“The Commission has supported Plan UK for such a sustained period of time due to the clarity and precision of information it provides and its consistent commitment within the communities it operates”.Plan UK is also supported by 95,000 sponsors in the UK, who generate £24 million a year, and support 1 million sponsored children worldwide.last_img read more

Record-setting day for Ramirez leads Horned Frogs to victory

first_imgLinkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook ReddIt printTCU Women’s Basketball notched their eighth win of the season in dominating fashion, 112-62, over Southeastern Louisiana. Sophomore guard Amber Ramirez led the Horned Frogs with 33 points on 11 three-pointers. The 11 threes were a TCU and Big 12 single-game record with Ramirez’s 33 points being the most for a Horned Frog since 2013. Ramirez had no hesitation when asked what allowed her to score a career-high 33 points. “My teammates,” she said. “I give all the credit to them.”Along with Ramirez’s career day, TCU also broke some season and program records in their 50-point victory. The teams’ 18 made three-pointers set a program high and tied the Big 12 record. They also set season highs in points, rebounds, assists, and field goal percentage. The Horned Frogs outscored the Lions 30-22 in the first quarter but were outscored 23-20 in the second quarter to make it just a five-point game at halftime. Southeastern Louisiana made 10 three-pointers in the first half. “They opened up the game 10-20 and just kept knocking it down,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said of the first half. “It was really a test for us.” However, the Lions would manage to score just 17 points in the second half as the Horned Frogs stretched their five-point halftime advantage into a 50-point victory. “Halftime we just challenged ourselves again,” Pebley said. “We had to get tougher, had to take it personally and had to come out more aggressively defensively.”The Horned Frogs would score 31 points in both the third and fourth quarters, with five players finishing the game in double figures.TCU’s 62 points in the second half are tied for the second most in program history. The Horned Frogs shot 60 percent from the field in the second half, but Pebley thought her team could’ve been better. “I think when we go back and look at film we are going to see probably just a handful of what I would call bad shots,” Pebley said. TCU returns to the hardwood at Schollmaier Arena Dec. 17 when they face Northwestern State. Tip off is set for 2:00 p.m. Facebook Twitter TAGSRaegan Pebley Benton McDonald Twitter Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Benton McDonald Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor.center_img ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Benton McDonald Courtesy: Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Linkedin + posts Previous articleWestcliff bike giveaway rewards perfect attendance at schoolNext articleBluebonnet Circle hosts first Wine and Wassail Walk Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonald Benton McDonald TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Bedmap2: improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica

first_imgWe present Bedmap2, a new suite of gridded products describing surface elevation, ice-thickness and the seafloor and subglacial bed elevation of the Antarctic south of 60° S. We derived these products using data from a variety of sources, including many substantial surveys completed since the original Bedmap compilation (Bedmap1) in 2001. In particular, the Bedmap2 ice thickness grid is made from 25 million measurements, over two orders of magnitude more than were used in Bedmap1. In most parts of Antarctica the subglacial landscape is visible in much greater detail than was previously available and the improved data-coverage has in many areas revealed the full scale of mountain ranges, valleys, basins and troughs, only fragments of which were previously indicated in local surveys. The derived statistics for Bedmap2 show that the volume of ice contained in the Antarctic ice sheet (27 million km3) and its potential contribution to sea-level rise (58 m) are similar to those of Bedmap1, but the mean thickness of the ice sheet is 4.6% greater, the mean depth of the bed beneath the grounded ice sheet is 72 m lower and the area of ice sheet grounded on bed below sea level is increased by 10%. The Bedmap2 compilation highlights several areas beneath the ice sheet where the bed elevation is substantially lower than the deepest bed indicated by Bedmap1. These products, along with grids of data coverage and uncertainty, provide new opportunities for detailed modelling of the past and future evolution of the Antarctic ice sheets.last_img read more

Black Stone Minerals signs agreement with Aethon Energy

first_imgThe agreement calls for a minimum of four wells to be drilled in the initial programme year Black Stone Minerals announces agreement with Aethon Energy to restart development of Shelby Trough Acreage. (credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Black Stone Minerals announced that it has entered into a development agreement with affiliates of Aethon Energy (“Aethon”) with respect to the Company’s undeveloped Shelby Trough Haynesville and Bossier shale acreage in Angelina County, Texas.The agreement provides for minimum well commitments by Aethon in exchange for reduced royalty rates and exclusive access to Black Stone’s mineral and leasehold acreage in the contract area. The agreement calls for a minimum of four wells to be drilled in the initial program year, which begins in the third quarter of 2020, increasing to a minimum of 15 wells per year beginning with the third program year.“We are excited to partner with Aethon, one of the most experienced operators in the Haynesville Shale, to restart development of this important, high-net interest area for Black Stone,” stated Thomas L. Carter, Jr., Black Stone Minerals’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Shelby Trough holds enormous resource potential, and our deal with Aethon positions both companies to benefit from decades of attractive development opportunities.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report September 24-30

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 589    Daily Average: 84September 24, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 92 Stops: 27 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 13 Fire and 12 EMS callsDomestic violence, 900 block Palen Ave., at 10:54amVehicle accident, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 2:17pmAssault, 1200 block Beach, at 4:56pmBurglary, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 10:23pmSeptember 25, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 83Stops: 21 Accidents: 3  Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 12 EMS callsTheft, New Castle Rd., at 8:19amVehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 12:26pmVehicle accident, 600 block Haven Ave., at 3:29pmVehicle accident, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 3:35pmDomestic violence, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 8:36pmSeptember 26, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 91Stops: 33 Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 4:29pmDomestic violence, 5800 block West Ave., at 7:26pmWarrant, 3300 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 9:35pmSeptember 27, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 96Stops: 28 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 14 fire and 9 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 2:19amVehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 8:39amTheft, 200 block Haven Ave., at 9:08pmDWI, 3400 block Simpson Ave., one in custody, at 9:34pmDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 10:20pmSeptember 28, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 74Stops: 22 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 13 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 4 EMS callsDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 2:13amFraud, 900 block Central Ave., at 3:20pmSeptember 29, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 61Stops: 14 Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 16    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 12 EMS callsWarrant, Gardens Pkwy., one in custody, at 7:19amVehicle accident, 7th St. & Ocean Ave., at 10:14amVehicle accident, 34th St. & Bay Ave., at 1:39pmVehicle accident, 31st St. & Simpson Ave., at 6:56pmSeptember 30, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 92Stops: 31 Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 35    Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 5200 block Bay Ave., at 12:16amDomestic violence, 900 block Palen Ave., at 10:02amVehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 10:47amPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.last_img read more


first_imgSonneveld says its block improver, Proson, is easy to use for making artisan-style products.”It was the first fat-based block improver in the UK,” says Martin Churchill, technical sales manager for Sonneveld in the UK and Ireland. “This unique block form is perfect for the artisan baker, because you benefit from optimum processing convenience. Proson is very easy to dose in just about any quantity, in an extremely hygienic manner and without the use of scales, and because Proson is a fat-rich bread improver, you get dough with excellent workability,” he adds.last_img