Money Monday

first_imgThis post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on April 22, 2013. Browse more military personal finance webinars and blog posts by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter! By Dr. Barbara O’NeillA service member is using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to pay for college. How much housing allowance will be received monthly?A military veteran who is enrolled in college full time can expect to receive a monthly housing allowance equal to an E5 with dependents for the ZIP code in which the college is located. In July 2011, the national average for this housing stipend was $1,350 per month, although it was as high as $2,700 in some locations. Service members should stay up-to-date on current program rules for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This is still a relatively new program, and therefore some of the rules and regulations are still being tested and refined. According to Military.com, Congress is currently working on legislation that will pay the housing stipend only during the weeks school is actually in session. That means that if a veteran is attending a university on a semester system and the term ends May 10, he/she will receive a housing stipend only for the first 10 days of May. The stipend will begin again when classes start again. Veteran students will be responsible for covering their rent during the time between receiving GI Bill payments. If they are attending a 100% online school, starting Oct. 1, 2011, they will receive half the national average Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) for an E5 with dependents, or around $637.50 per month.For additional information and updates, refer to the website listed above or at VA.gov.For more information on the GI Bill, make plans to attend our web conference, “Paying for Educational Expenses and the GI Bill” on May 23, 2013.last_img read more

Anchored Podcast Series: Year in Review 2018

first_imgEpisode 12| Ready, Set, THRIVE! A Supportive Approach to ParentingHighlighting the goals of the THRIVE Initiative, this episode focuses on their mission designed to empower parents as they raise and nurture their children. Episode 16| Walking the PATHH: Exploring the Journey of Posttraumatic GrowthJosh Goldberg, Executive Director of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, discusses the phenomenon known as posttraumatic growth and the impact that trauma can have that offers opportunities for growth from struggle. Episode 13| Handle with Care: Helping Children Cope with Parental LossThis episode discusses the effects of grief on children and how to effectively intervene in order to help them process the loss of a parent through illness, injury, or death. MFLN Family Development Anchored Series Podcasts. Canva. Template created by Ben MacNeil, eXtension. Return to article. Long DescriptionHey there, Anchored podcast listeners! Anchored is a professional development series brought to you by MFLN Family Development. We developed this series to support and inspire those connected to military families. Each episode highlights real-life struggles that many families encounter and practical solutions to promote resilience. Click here to go to our Anchored podcast series page!2018 has been a great year for our Anchored podcast series! We’ve covered some really unique and varied topics that are great resources for professionals working with military families. Below is a snapshot of each episode from this past year and the link to their respective recording. And as always, “We invite you to sit back, relax and get Anchored with us!” Episode 11| Books Over Boots: Experiences of College Students in Military FamiliesA look at Dr. Meagan Arrastia-Chisholm’s research initiative on factors surrounding dependents in military families who are currently attending college. Episode 15| Bridging the Gaps: Helping Wounded Warriors Heal at HomeA peek inside the Wounded Warrior Project’s Independence Program, which focuses on assisting military families/caregivers with military service members/veterans who have traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological conditions. Episode 14| Double Duties: Exploring Single Parenthood in the MilitaryA look at two military parents who share their personal experiences navigating being active duty military personnel with being single parenthood.last_img read more

Ideas Are Worthless. Execution Is Priceless.

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Some time ago I offered a program that I created to the people who receive my newsletter. A lot of people signed up. Some sent me notes explaining why they couldn’t sign up at that time. But I found one email in particular to be most interesting. The person that wrote the email explained that he wouldn’t be paying for the program because it would be just another program full of excellent, actionable ideas and information that he would fail to use.This past week I spoke to a group of sales people at an event sponsored by ThinkSales magazine in Johannesburg. South Africa. At the end of the event one sales manager asked me an excellent question. He said that all of the ideas were great, but he wanted to know how to get his team to execute on the ideas.Ideas are worthless. The value is in the execution.In the first little vignette above, the person resisting my offer was right to decline the offer. He wasn’t going to use the program I was selling, so regardless of its cost, it is worth nothing to him. In his email he acknowledged having bought programs containing valuable information without ever acting on them. I don’t know why he couldn’t bring himself to act, but he knew the ideas, regardless of the value they might produce, were worthless in his hands.In the second little vignette, the sales manager gets it. The ideas by themselves aren’t enough. The workbook I provided this group was all about the actions necessary to bring the ideas to life, to make them valuable. In the right hands, the ideas are worth millions in sales. In the wrong hands, they’re worthless. This sales manager wanted help executing with his team. Why? Because that would increase the value of the ideas exponentially. It made the ideas more valuable.Have you ever paid for ideas only to fail to execute on them? Have you ever attended a training or a seminar and been overwhelmed with concrete, actionable ideas and insights only to go back to business as usual the following day?Each week you come across countless ideas that would improve your results, improve your relationships, and improve the quality of your life. You’re surrounded by them. If you ever feel that you’re not, just walk into any book store. For $25 and 6 hours of your time you can fill a legal pad with executable ideas.So why don’t you execute? Because it’s difficult. Because it means you have to change. Because it takes energy. Because it takes commitment. Because you aren’t good at new things until you have some experience. Because you may fail. These are all reasons, but they’re not good reasons.Play with these questions.QuestionsStart with just one idea, just one improvement. Then decide what actions you need to take to execute on that one idea. Got the big idea? Okay, then grab your calendar. Choose three blocks of time this week to work on the execution of that one idea—and only that one idea.Write the action plan for implementing that idea. Identify the goal. What will change? How will improve what you’re doing? You need a big “why.” You need a compelling reason to execute to motivate you and keep you on course.Identify the resources you need? Whose help do you need? Who is going to resist your plans? What else do you need?last_img read more

Ahmed Patel now eyes Gujarat Assembly polls

first_imgCongress stalwart Ahmed Patel, who retained his Rajya Sabha seat in Gujarat in a humdinger of a contest, on Wednesday said his victory has come as a boost to the party workers and set an aim of 125 seats in the Assembly polls due later this year.“This was the toughest election that I have fought in my life. I thank my party leaders and my MLAs,” Mr. Patel, political secretary to party president Sonia Gandhi said.last_img

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Mumbai thrash Madhya Pradesh, Saurashtra beat Punjab

first_imgDomestic giants Mumbai continued their winning run after comprehensively thrashing Madhya Pradesh by eight wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Indore on Sunday. This was Mumbai’s third consecutive win in the domestic T20 tournament, after they had earlier defeated Sikkim and Punjab.Mumbai bundled out Madhya Pradesh for 143 in 19.3 overs and then chased the target with as many as four overs to spare, thanks to a blazing hundred by in-form batsman Shreyas Iyer (103 not out in 55 balls).Iyer, who recently made the highest T20 score by an Indian surpassing Rishabh Pant, continued his terrific form and hammered the Madhya Pradesh bowlers with utmost ease.The early failure of India internationals Prithvi Shaw (0) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) did not deter Iyer from playing his natural game.After the two were out, Mumbai were reeling at 7-2 in pursuit of 144.But then one-down Iyer and experienced Surya Kumar Yadav (39 not out of 36 balls) forged an unbroken 138-run stand and comfortably took Mumbai home.The duo took the MP attack to cleansers as Iyers knock was studded with 5 fours and 10 sixes.The 24-year-old Iyer raced to his individual fifty in 33 balls and then completed his hundred in just 55 deliveries even as Surya played the sheet anchor’s role with perfection, striking four boundaries.This is Iyer’s second hundred in the tournament after his record breaking 147 in the opening game against Sikkim.Earlier, Mumbai pacer Tushar Deshpande (4-28) was among the wickets and was ably supported by pacers Dhawal Kulkarni (2-12), Shardul Thakur (2-20) and spinner Shams Mulani as they bowled out the hosts for 143.advertisementFor MP, skipper Rajat Patidar top-scored with a 37-ball 47.Meanwhile, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara continued his good form with the bat as he and Robin Uthappa helped Saurashtra crush Punjab by 8 wickets.Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat (3/30) led from the front as they bundled out Punjab for a paltry 122.For Punjab, veteran Yuvraj Singh top-scored with a 34 run knock, while Gurkeerat Mann chipped in with 29.But the other batsmen faltered against a disciplinedSaurashtra attack.The chase was a walk in the park with formerIndia international Robin Utthapa (54) and Cheteshwar Pujara (42 not out) ensuring their team won with 8 wickets to spare.Brief Scores: At Holkar Stadium: Madhya Pradesh 143 all out (Rajat Patidar 47,Venkatesh Iyer 29, Tushar Deshpande 4-28, Dhawal Kulkarni 2-12) lost to Mumbai 145/2 (Shreyas Iyer 103 not out, Surya Kumar Yadav 39 not out: Kuldeep Sen 1-22) by eight wickets.Mumbai 4 points, MP 0 points.At Holkar Stadium: Goa 164/7 (Suyash Prabhudessai 49, Amit Verma 23, Prashant Awasthi 2-14) lost to Railways 168/2 (Mrunal Devdhar 82, P S Singh 60 not out, Darshan Misal 1-20) by eight wickets.Railways 4 points, Goa 0 points.At Emerald Heights International School Ground: Punjab 122 all out (Yuvraj Singh 34, Gurkeerat Mann 29 ; Jaydev Unadkat 3-30, D A Jadeja 2-11) lost to Saurashtra 126/2 (Robin Uthappa 54, Cheteshwar Pujara 42 not out; Mandeep Singh 1-4) by eight wickets.Saurashtra 4 points, Punjab 0 points.At Surat: (C B Patel Ground) Bihar 131/9 (Rahmat Ullah 32, Keshav Kumar 21 not out, M Mohammed 3-21, R Ashwin 3-31) lost to Tamil Nadu 132/4 (B Inderjith 46, Washington Sundar 38 not out, Ashutosh Aman 2-19) by six wickets.Tamil Nadu 4 points, Bihar 0 points.At Lalbhai Contractor stadium: Gujarat 167/5 (Dhruv Raval 71 not out, Priyank Panchal 40; M J Dagar 1-20) won against Himachal Pradesh 97 all out (P S Chopra 35, A K Bains 11, Hemang Patel 3-14, H P Patel 3-29) by 70 runs.Gujarat 4 points, HP 0 points.At Lalbhai Contractor Stadium: Rajasthan 137/5 (M K Lomror 47, Robin Bist 38, Abhay Negi 2-19) won against Meghalaya 65 all out (Gurinder Singh 24, A Singhania 15, Nathu Singh 3-7, Rahul Chahar 3-13) by 72 runs.Rajasthan 4 points, Meghalaya 0 points.Also Watch:last_img read more

NCAA Rules On Eligibility Of South Carolina 5-Star Transfer

first_imgFootball's with South Carolina's logo on them.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The NCAA has ruled on the eligibility of a five-star freshman days before the 2018 regular season is set to begin.Josh Belk, a five-star defensive lineman who transferred to South Carolina from Clemson, has been ruled eligible to play in 2018.The five-star recruit enrolled at Clemson in early 2018 and then transferred to South Carolina this summer.Here’s the full announcement from the NCAA:There it is pic.twitter.com/FVEhDdpB1d— Hale McGranahan (@HaleMcGranahan) August 30, 2018Belk was ranked a five-star recruit and the No. 25 overall prospect in the 2018 class by 247Sports.It’s unclear how much he’ll play for the Gamecocks this season, but this is still a boost for their defense.South Carolina is set to open its season on Saturday against Coastal Carolina.last_img read more

Margaret Atwood Defends Small Farm Community

first_imgA project to change Midhurst, a farming village of 3,500 people, into a suburban city of 30,000 is underway in Ontario, Canada due to a loophole in the provincial government’s development legislation – the loophole was created specifically and solely for Midhurst.Outraged citizens have started a petition on change.org, and author Margaret Atwood has joined the cause.At risk, the villagers claim, are 2,000 acres of prime farmland that they do not want to see paved over with cement.“If you’ve got prime farmland, why don’t you use it as prime farmland?” says Atwood. “It took 13,000 years to build that soil. Once that soil is gone, it’s gone.”The petition also claims at risk are the Minesing wetlands through which up to 10.6 million litres of effluent (about the volume of seven Olympic swimming pools) would flow from the developer’s sewage treatment plant every day according to the plan.“That’s going to flow down a small creek into one of the most significant wetlands on the face of the planet,” says Atwood. “The citizens need to know who is making the decisions that are going to wreck their lives or improve their lives. We always hope for improvement but this is a life wrecking event right here going on.”With a new majority government in Ontario, whose premier promised Midhurst during her campaigning that she would look into things, Atwood says, “It’s within [the premier’s] power to review the process, find out what did go on in that back room under the table, and set it right. It’s no longer the era of ‘We can do things under the table in small places and nobody will notice.’”You can read about and join the change.org petition to the Ontario government to stop the development plan here.Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more

UN work agency calls for investment in job creation end to forced

“It is not work which is lacking but the financial resources to promote it,” said Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid told the working group on globalization during the session of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), appealing for closer cooperation between the ILO and the European Union to promote “decent work for all.” In addition, the Governing Body requested the ILO Director-General to begin the preparatory work for the promotion of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. The Convention provides a comprehensive labour charter for the world’s 1.2 million seafarers and establishes a socio-economic floor to global competition in the maritime sector that handles 90 per cent of the world’s trade. In regard to Myanmar, the Governing Body urged all remaining possibilities be pursued toward complete observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention of 1930. It was also concerned that persons who had complained about the use of forced labour were being prosecuted and asked for their immediate release. read more

World stocks add to gains sparked by Bernanke stimulus vow await China

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jul 11, 2013 11:55 pm MDT World stocks add to gains sparked by Bernanke stimulus vow, await China growth figures BANGKOK – World stock markets eked out moderate gains Friday, building on a rally sparked by the Fed’s vow to continue supporting the U.S. economy, as investors awaited the latest growth figures from China.Surprisingly weak trade figures this week raised the prospect that China’s slowdown will be sharper than anticipated. The central bank has been tightening credit to reduce financial distortions, raising the risk that growth in the world’s second-largest economy could fall below 7 per cent. China releases its April-June growth figures on Monday morning.In early European trading, Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.4 per cent at 5,569.34 and Germany’s DAX added 0.9 per cent to 8,229.02. France’s CAC-40 rose 0.3 per cent to 3,879.43.Global markets charged higher Thursday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. needs “highly accommodative monetary policy” — or low interest rates — “for the foreseeable future.”That reassured investors who were dismayed by Bernanke’s comments last month that the Fed would likely slow its bond purchases later this year and end them around mid-2014 if the economy strengthens. Critics said the Fed bungled its communications strategy.The Fed has been buying $85 billion of financial assets a month to keep interest rates low and encourage borrowing and spending. That stimulus has driven global stocks higher, so the prospect of reducing it caused market volatility in recent weeks.But futures augured a muted session on Wall Street after benchmarks hit record highs Thursday. Dow futures were down 0.1 per cent at 15,385 and broader S&P 500 futures fell 0.1 per cent to 1,668.50.In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index closed up 0.2 per cent at 14,506.25 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.8 per cent to 21,277.28. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.2 per cent at 4,973.0.Benchmarks in China, South Korea and Singapore fell while Taiwan, India, the Philippines, and Thailand gained.In energy trading, benchmark oil for August delivery was down 41 cents at $104.50 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell $1.61 to close at $104.91 in New York on Thursday.The euro fell to $1.3043 from $1.3095 late Thursday in New York. The dollar rose to 99.04 yen from 98.96 yen. read more

TD Bank says current quarter wont likely match Q3 which beat estimates

TD Bank says current quarter won’t likely match Q3, which beat estimates by David Paddon, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 28, 2014 6:01 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – TD Bank (TSX:TD) reported higher third-quarter net profit of $2.1 billion, with its Canadian retail operations benefiting from the addition of Aeroplan credit cards, fewer insurance claims, higher asset values and a low corporate income tax rate.Executives of the Toronto-based bank told analysts Thursday that they were pleased with the third-quarter results but raised some red flags about the current quarter that will close out TD’s 2014 financial year on Oct. 31.“Overall, our businesses performed well in the third quarter,” said Bharat Masrani, who will become the bank’s chief executive when Ed Clark retires in November.“We are pleased with our results, but also mindful of several factors that are likely to affect our earnings in the fourth quarter,” Masrani said. “As we approach year-end, we remain focused on finding ways of running our business more efficiently and there could be costs associated with this.”He said that TD expects credit losses to be higher next quarter — although credit quality remains strong — and there may be pressure on profit margins as competition for assets intensifies in the United States where TD operates an extensive retail network in the U.S. Northeast and Southeast.TD’s tax rate will also likely rise to a more normal level and expenses will likely be higher in the quarter ending Oct. 31 from the quarter ended July 31, Masrani added.The bank’s adjusted effective tax rate in the third quarter was 14.7 per cent, which was below the 16.1 per cent reported a year before and 19.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, mostly because of higher tax-exempt income from Canadian corporations and the resolution of certain audit issues.Its corporate segment, which covers the part of TD’s business outside of its core retail and wholesale operations, posted an adjusted net loss of $53 million, up from $11 million in the same period last year, as a result of ongoing investments in enterprise projects and initiatives.“For the fourth quarter, we expect that net corporate expenses will increase over the Q3 level — driven by continued investment in projects and initiatives and reduced level of favourable tax items,” said Colleen Johnston, TD’s chief financial officer.She also noted that TD’s quarterly margins on its operating activities “will bump around” depending on product mix, seasonality, the competitive environment or changes to rates.“For the fourth quarter, we’re expecting a decline in margin of roughly five basis points (half a percentage point) as we expect the combination of these items to generally work against us.”However, the fourth quarter will be compared with an exceptionally strong third quarter for TD and most of Canada’s other major banks.TD earned $1.11 per share, compared with $1.52 billion, or 79 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Adjusted net income was $2.167 billion, or $1.15 per share, up $583 million or 37 per cent compared with an adjusted net income of $1.58 billion, or 82 cents per share in the third quarter of 2013.Analysts had been expecting $1.09 in adjusted earnings per share and about $7.07 billion of revenue, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.Total revenue was $7.5 billion, up from $7.1 billion a year earlier and also better than analyst estimates.“As a customer and a shareholder, I couldn’t feel happier or more confident about TD’s future,” said Clark, who noted the Thursday conference call was his last as TD’s chief executive. “Obviously it’s nice that we ended up on a high note. It wasn’t destined to be that way but it turned out to be that way.”TD’s Canadian retail operations had $1.4 billion in adjusted net income for the third quarter, a 54 per cent increase from the same quarter last year.In addition to the positive impact of the Aeroplan credit cards business acquired early in 2014, TD’s personal and commercial banking experienced good loan and deposit growth.Lending volume at TD’s personal banking operations in Canada grew by $13 billion or five per cent from a year earlier, with average real estate secured lending volume up $7 billion or three per cent, auto loans up $1 billion or eight per cent and other types of personal lending up $4 billion or 14 per cent — mostly due to the addition of Aeroplan.Average personal deposit volumes from Canadian retail increased by $4 billion or three per cent while average business deposits increased by $4 billion or six per cent.Loyalty rewards company Aimia Inc., which owns and operates the Aeroplan rewards program in Canada, now has TD Bank as its main partner for Aeroplan credit cards but CIBC, Aimia’s previous banking partner, continues to offer Aeroplan under a three-way agreement reached last year.The bank’s U.S. retail operations generated net income of US$518 million, an increase of four per cent compared with the third quarter last year.Its wholesale banking segment, which provides services to corporate clients and financial institutions, had net income for the quarter of $216 million, an increase of 46 per cent compared with the third quarter last year.Provisions for credit losses were $338 million compared with $477 million in the same quarter of 2013. Insurance claims fell by $369 million or 32 per cent from a year earlier to $771 million. Last year’s third quarter included higher reserves for automobile claims and heightened levels of claims related to severe weather in the summer of 2013.Assets under administration increased $15 billion or six per cent compared with the third quarter of 2013 while assets under management rose $31 billion or 16 per cent, mainly driven by higher market values and growth in new client assets.The bank’s return on equity was 16.3 per cent versus 12.8 per cent year-over-year. read more

Businessman charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Bank businessman slapped with causing death chargeAugust 4, 2016In “Crime”Minibus driver granted bail for causing road deathAugust 29, 2013In “Crime”Driver charged with death of Andrew ‘Six Heads’ LewisMay 6, 2015In “Crime” Four months after a 64-year-old pedestrian was struck down on the Herstelling Public Road, East Bank Demerara, a Mocha, East Bank Demerara resident was charged and granted $1M bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.Cleveland Softlieigh, a businessman, pleaded not guilty when he was read the charge before Magistrate Judy Latchman.The court heard that on July 29, 2017, at around 20:20hrs, the accused allegedly drove his motor car, PKK 3251 in a dangerous manner to the public, causing the death of 64-year-old Ingrid James who was attempting to cross the road.James’ body was flung several feet away and she sustained severe head and internal injuries before succumbing at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.The defendant’s lawyer sought to apply for bail for his applicant, informing the court that the businessman is a father to four.Bail was granted and the matter was transferred to the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.The businessman is expected to return to court on December 5, 2017. read more

Viborg HK wins the first season title

← Previous Story Johannesson new Austria coach! Next Story → Marta Mangue: “In Denmark will play only Scandi girls” Viborg HK Former Champions League winner, Viborg HK wins Danish Super Cup against the Champions, Midtjylland 33:28. Famous Danish team is preparing for the Qualification tournament of the EHF Champions League in 20 days.FC Midtjylland : Viborg HK 28:33 (15:19)FC Midtjylland: Troelsen 7, Groot 7, Brøgger Led 3, Spellerberg 3, Østergaard 3, Thorsgaard 2, Biltoft 1, Woller 1, Sørensen 1Viborg: Skov 10, Chebbah 5, Jurack 4, Gulldén 3, Fisker 3, Hornbech Mikkelsen 2, Althaus 2, Ahlm 1, Malm Frafjord 1, Aagaard 1, Mikkelsen 1 read more

Rolf Harris appears in court on child sex charges

first_imgVETERAN ENTERTAINER ROLF Harris has appeared in court in London this morning to face nine charges relating to indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children.There was a large media presence outside the Old Baily as the 83-year-old arrived for the hearing, accompanied by his wife.He confirmed his name and address to the judge before the case was referred to Southwark Crown Court, where he is due to appear on 7 October, according to BBC News. Harris is charged with six counts of indecent assault relating to a girl aged between 15 and 16 for incidents dating from April 1980 to April 1981, and three relating to a girl aged 14 dating from April and June 1986.He is further charged with four counts of making indecent images of children, on or before dates spanning between March and July 2012.Harris is one of several older celebrities in Britain arrested under Operation Yewtree, the police probe into historical abuse set up in the wake of revelations that the late BBC star Jimmy Savile was a prolific sex offender.The entertainer, who moved to England in 1952, has been a popular figure on British TV for decades. He painted an 80th birthday portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 2005, took part in her diamond jubilee celebrations last year, and has been honoured by both Britain and Australia.The charges against Harris are not connected to Savile, who police believe was one of Britain’s worst-ever sex offenders.Additional reporting, AFPRead: Stuart Hall’s sentence for sex assaults doubled by appeal court >Read: Max Clifford pleads ‘not guilty to 11 charges of indecent assault >last_img read more

Les requins vivants sont bénéfiques au tourisme

first_imgLes requins vivants sont bénéfiques au tourismeLa simple équation qui fait qu’un requin vivant entraîne à lui seul deux millions de dollars de retombées touristiques pourrait être un moteur pour faire cesser la pêche de cette espèce menacée d’extinction. Ce chiffre est donné par une étude australienne qui a été publiée hier.Les requins sont victimes de la surpêche car leurs ailerons sont très recherchés pour la préparation de plats asiatiques. Cependant une étude australienne révèle que les requins ont une valeur plus importante vivants que morts. Comme l’indique Mark Meekan de l’Institut australien des sciences marines (AIMS),  l’”étude montre que ces animaux peuvent être beaucoup plus utiles en tant que ressource touristique que cible de capture”.À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Un requin de récif, dans la région de Palau (à 800 kilomètres à l’est des Philippines dans le Pacifique nord), peut faire gagner jusqu’à 121.000 euros par an aux sites de plongée de l’archipel, soit 8% du PIB. C’est-à-dire que sur toute sa vie, un requin peut rapporter presque deux milliards de dollars à l’économie locale d’un pays. En effet, la plongée parmi les requins est une activité très prisée des touristes, explique l’AFP.L’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) fait savoir que 30% des différentes espèces de requins sont aujourd’hui menacées d’extinction. Au total, 73 millions d’entre eux sont abattus chaque année. Cette espèce est particulièrement vulnérable car ce poisson ne se reproduit que tardivement et ne peut donner naissance qu’à peu de petits. C’est également à Palau que le premier sanctuaire pour requin au monde a été créé et différents territoires, comme l’Etat de Hawaï, ont interdit la vente d’ailerons de requins.”Cette étude peut inciter davantage de pays à s’intéresser à ces animaux pour leur contribution aux océans et au bien-être financier d’un pays”, indique Matt Rand, le spécialiste à l’origine de cette étude.Le 8 mai 2011 à 15:36 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Suspect attacks police facing charges

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Sept 2015 – A 22-year-old man from Kew Town was charged with assaulting an officer on Monday August 31. Police say the man assaulted an officer while the officer was assisting in executing a search warrant.The 22-year-old was taken to Chalk Sound Police Station where he was charged but later made bail. He’s scheduled to attend Magistrate’s Court #2 Wednesday September 9, 2015.By Shorrell Dames @magneticmedia1 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:assault, kew town, police Recommended for you Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

Sheela Foam makes stellar debut in exchanges shares surge 41

first_imgMattress maker Sheela Foam on Friday made a stellar debut in the exchanges with its shares listing at Rs 860 per share, 18 percent over its issue price.At 11.09 am, the share price of the company was up 41.37 percent to trade at Rs 1,032 at National Stock Exchange (NSE).The company, which owns the popular mattress brand Sleepwell, had its Rs 510 crore initial public offering (IPO) between November 29 and December 1. It had priced its issue in Rs 680-730 range and witnessed a healthy over-subscription of 5.09 times.While the quota for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was oversubscribed by 14.51 times, non-institutional investors’ quota saw 3.3 times subscription. However, retail investors’ quota was undersubscribed at 44 percent.According to reports, Sheela Foam had raised around Rs 153 crore by allotting shares to anchor investors like Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, East Spring, HDFC MF (mutual fund), SBI MF, ICICI Prudential MF, Premji Investment, IDFC MF and Sundaram MF.The Sleepwell brand had a market share of around 20-23 percent of the organised mattress market in India by the end of last financial year. Sale of home comfort products constituted 64.5 percent of its total revenue during last fiscal.Sheela Foam has seen its revenue grow at a compounded annual rate of 10 percent in the last four years with profit growth of 9 percent, the Business Line reported. Its consolidated revenue was at Rs 1,550 crore with a net profit of Rs 104.7 crore during this period. Sleepwell brand of the company competes with Kurl-on and Duroflex in the mid and high-end segment in the domestic market.last_img read more

Malian Spiderman honoured by Macron

first_imgFrench president Emmanuel Macron (L) speaks with Mamoudou Gassama, 22, from Mali, at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris, on 28 May 2018. Photo: AFPA Malian migrant who saved a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor Paris balcony after scaling the building with his bare hands was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and offered citizenship.Two days after his daring Spiderman-style rescue — viewed millions of times online — Mamoudou Gassama was received by Macron at the presidential palace.”All the (Gassama’s) documents will be put in order,” Macron told the sporty 22-year-old who has become a national hero, referring to his immigration status.In the meeting, live footage of which was carried on the president’s Facebook page, Macron gave Gassama a medal for bravery and also proposed that Gassama join the French fire service.”I was not thinking of anything. I went straight up”, Gassama, who wore jeans and a short-sleeved patterned shirt, told Macron, recounting the episode.”Bravo,” Macron replied.”I’m pleased because it’s the first time I’ve received a trophy like that,” Gassama, who arrived in France in September 2017, said after receiving his medal.Gassama leaped into action Saturday evening on seeing a child dangling in mid-air from a balcony half-way up an apartment block in the multi-ethnic 18th district of the French capital.The video shows him pulling himself up from balcony to balcony as a man on the fourth floor tries to hold on to the child by leaning across from a neighbouring balcony.On reaching the fourth floor Gassama, who lives in a hostel for immigrants, throws one leg over the balcony before reaching out with his right arm and grabbing the child.Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the child had already been rescued, with a spokesman saying that “luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child.”Praising Gassama, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux tweeted: “This incredibly brave act, which is true to the values of solidarity of our Republic, must open the doors of our national community to him.”His story instantly drew comparisons with that of another Malian migrant who was feted as a hero, and given citizenship, for helping save lives during a January 2015 terror attack.Lassana Bathily helped hide hostages in the freezer during an Islamist jihadi attack on a Jewish supermarket, in which four people were killed.- Dream of a better life -Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo also lauded Gassama, who arrived in France in September 2017, for his “act of bravery” as well as phoning him personally to “thank him warmly”.”He explained to me that he had arrived from Mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here.”I told him that his heroic act is an example to all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be very keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France,” she added.Tracked down by reporters 24 hours after the heroic rescue, Gassama said he had acted without thinking.”I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns. I climbed up like that and, thank God, I saved the child,” he said.”I felt afraid when I saved the child… (when) we went into the living room, I started to shake, I could hardly stand up, I had to sit down,” he added.According to initial inquiries by the authorities, the child’s parents were not at home at the time.The father was held for questioning by police for having left his child unattended.The child’s mother was not in Paris at the time.last_img read more

How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu

first_img Share It’s shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.If you are one of the thousands of Americans who are sick with the flu, this one’s for you.You’ve spent the past couple of days cooped up in your house watching bad TV, fighting the fever sweats and expelling a baffling amount of mucus. As you start to resemble a human being again, you might feel pressure to head back to work.But when is it really OK to return? Many people go back as soon as their symptoms start to resolve, which could be putting your co-workers at risk.Those unpleasant symptoms are actually the result of your immune response battling the flu virus. Take fever for example. Your body starts a fever because the flu virus doesn’t grow as well at high temperatures, and some immune cells actually work better.All that gooey mucus you’ve been coughing up is good at trapping viruses before they can infect other cells.Your body is in an all out war, you against the virus. Immune cells seek out and destroy virus-infected cells.As your airways get irritated, you cough and sneeze. And that’s exactly what the flu wants. That’s because the flu is spread from person to person in virus-containing droplets that are produced when a sick person coughs, sneezes or even breathes. When you cough, tiny droplets that fly from your mouth can travel as far as 20 feet at speeds ranging from 25-50 mph. Sometimes they can stay suspended for hours.If someone inhales those particles, they can become infected. The flu can even be transmitted if someone touches a surface contaminated with flu and then touches her face or mouth. That’s why hand-washing is so important when you’re sick. But the best way to prevent spreading the flu is to stay home if you can.So how long are you really contagious with the flu?The CDC says you are contagious one day before you start feeling sick and up to seven days after. If you’re a kid, elderly, or have a weak immune system, you can be contagious for even longer.NPR’s Skunk Bear gives us an inside glimpse into how your body fights the flu, and when it’s a good idea to head back to work.Madeline Sofia, Meredith Rizzo, Adam Cole and Ryan Kellman produced this video for NPR. Daniela Sherer created original animations for the video.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more