Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgLearn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLearn Africa Plc publishes and distributes educational material for the pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in Nigeria. The company markets reference material, professional material, and general reading material as well as provides teacher training, education development programmes, digital content and educational consultancy services. Established in 1961 and formerly known as Longman Nigeria, the company was wholly-owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in 2011. Learn Africa Plc is the largest educational publisher in Nigeria with the widest range of books and educational resources as well as an expansive distribution network. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Learn Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should I buy crashing airline stocks?

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. International Consolidated Airlines (LSE:IAG) and easyJet (LSE:EZJ) saw their share prices fall today as the UK government is expected to delay its reopening by another month. So is this a good opportunity to buy these airline stocks in the dip?IAG fundamentalsIAG owns British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus, and its share price has been erratic ever since Covid-19 hit. Nevertheless, it’s bounced impressively above its lows and is up 31% year-to-date.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… Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 14th June, 2021 | More on: EZJ IAG In response to the chaos caused by the pandemic, the company has brought in significant streamlining measures over the past six months. This was necessary and should greatly benefit the strength of the company in the future.easyJet is an instantly recognised and popular budget airline in the UK. I don’t think it’s going to go out of business, but I think the challenges ahead make it a risky investment. Its share price is likely to be subject to extreme volatility in the coming years. I think there are stocks with a less uncertain future that I’d prefer to invest in long term. So I don’t intend to add either of these airline stocks to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Image source: London Luton Airport Enter Your Email Address But today, IAG’s earnings per share are negative and its debt exceeds its market cap. The reason for its low valuation is the sheer uncertainty the pandemic has brought to the industry. Until airlines can get back to flying at pre-pandemic capacity, they’re losing money.Despite today’s dip, the IAG share price is down less than 3% from its 52-week high. This makes me think it may have further to fall if the uncertainty continues to weigh on investor hopes.Airline stocks weighed by debtIn the past year, IAG has increased its debt burden considerably. In Q1 this year alone, its net debt rose by €1.8bn.However, by the end of Q1, IAG had €10.5bn of liquidity, beating its pre-pandemic level of €9.1bn. The faster it recovers, the quicker it can pay off debt without incurring penalties. But if this is drawn out, the penalties could severely impact its ability to offer shareholder value.I don’t think there’s any doubt that pent-up demand for foreign holidays is there. In theory, this should mean an upsurge in bookings for flights. But it will ultimately depend on what consumers can afford and if flight prices increase. Plus, of course, the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions.I don’t currently hold IAG shares, and I’m reluctant to take the risk. But, on the other hand, it could prove a phenomenal recovery play if all goes well with the reopening and the country gets back on track to a more normal future. But so far, that’s not a given.easyJet predicts 15% capacity in Q3The uncertainty ahead is just as prominent for easyJet. It’s currently projecting 15% capacity for Q3, compared to 2019 levels, which is not a lot of income to look forward to.easyJet has also racked up considerable debt. But much of it doesn’t mature until 2023. Although, it does have to repay £300m by November 2021.center_img Should I buy crashing airline stocks? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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L’eau : bien commun ou marchandise ?

first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA L’eau : bien commun ou marchandise ? Trinity Institute 2017 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Press Release Service 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 Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL de Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 31, 2017 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC [Episcopal News Service] La demande en eau devrait augmenter de 55 % d’ici 2030, selon les prévisions et, dans le même temps, il est possible que les ressources globales en eau ne répondent qu’à 60 % des besoins mondiaux.« L’Afrique, l’Inde, le Moyen-Orient et l’Australie sont en crise », a déclaré Maude Barlow, ancienne conseillère principale aux Nations Unies, responsable de la question de l’eau et auteure, militante politique et critique politique. Certains disent que « la solution à la crise de l’eau est la marchandisation de l’eau », a-t-elle ajouté, lors de la séance du 23 mars sur le thème : « l’eau : bien commun ou marchandise », dans le cadre de la conférence mondiale intitulée Water Justice, qui s’est tenue du 22 au 24 mars à Trinity Church Wall Street à New York et par webcast au niveau mondial.Le révérend Brandon Mauai, diacre du diocèse du Dakota du Nord et membre de la Nation sioux de Standing Rock a parlé de l’appui de l’Église épiscopale à la Nation sioux de Standing Rock, elle et ses alliés ayant lutté contre le tracé de l’oléoduc de Dakota Access. Photo : Leo Sorel/Trinity Wall StreetLe but de la conférence était de présenter des directives pour encourager les initiatives individuelles, des congrégations et la communauté de foi au sens large, en faveur d’une « justice de l’eau »,  dans les domaines de l’accès à l’eau, de la sécheresse, de la pollution, de l’élévation du niveau des mers et des inondations. Water Justice est la 46e conférence annuelle organisée par Trinity Institute, les conférences passées ayant traité de justice raciale et d’inégalité économique.Si les Grands Lacs, le plus vaste système d’eau douce de surface sur terre, « étaient pompés aussi impitoyablement que les eaux souterraines, ils seraient asséchés en 80 ans », avertit Maude Barlow. La Mer d’Aral en Russie, jadis le quatrième plus grand lac d’eau douce au monde, est à présent réduite à 10 % de sa dimension antérieure. La moitié des eaux de Chine, pays riche en eau, ont disparu. Sao Paulo, la deuxième plus grande ville du monde, est frappée par la sécheresse parce que la destruction rapide de la forêt tropicale d’Amazonie a diminué les nuages de vapeur d’eau qui transportaient l’eau jusqu’au centre et au sud du Brésil.Tout ceci se produit, explique Maude Barlow, alors que les sociétés, les gouvernements et la Banque mondiale envisagent un marché mondial de l’eau, avec à terme des contrats pour vendre l’eau comme le pétrole et le gaz.« [L’eau] est-elle un droit de l’homme, un bien d’intérêt public ou un actif privé ? » demande Maude Barlow.Comme l’a souligné Christiana Zenner Peppard, professeure à Fordham University, théologienne et spécialiste de l’eau douce, dans sa réponse à l’intervention de Maude Barlow, un être humain ne peut survivre au delà de sept jours sans eau.L’« eau n’est pas remplaçable par quoi que ce soit d’autre, c’est le référentiel pour les systèmes humain, écologique et planétaire », poursuit-elle. « On ne peut pas parler d’eau et de justice comme de deux choses séparées ».En termes de valeurs et d’éthique religieuses de l’eau : « elle est fondamentale à la vie et comprise comme une ressource finie » et, pour le moins du point de vue chrétien, l’accès à l’eau signifie se préoccuper des « plus petits d’entre nous ».À la suite de l’intervention de Maude Barlow et de la réponse de Christiana Peppard, le public présent à Trinity a écouté les récits de trois intervenants confrontés à trois formes très différentes de crises de l’eau.Trois ans après la crise de l’eau à Flint (État du Michigan), les habitants continuent à dépendre de l’eau en bouteille pour leurs besoins en boissons et hygiène, a déclaré Nakiya Wakes, militante et porte-parole de Flint Rising, une coalition d’organisations communautaires qui préparent les habitants de Flint pour le long terme.« On nous a menti pendant trop longtemps et nous n’avons pas confiance en notre gouvernement », a-t-elle expliqué. « Cela fait trois ans que nous buvons de l’eau en bouteille… nous n’avons pas accès à l’eau potable aux États-Unis d’Amérique. Ils appellent le Michigan « Pure Michigan » et nous sommes purement empoisonnés ».Le révérend Brandon Mauai, diacre du diocèse du Dakota du Nord et membre de la Nation sioux de Standing Rock a parlé de l’appui de l’Église épiscopale à la Nation sioux de Standing Rock, elle et ses alliés ayant lutté contre le tracé de l’oléoduc de Dakota Access. Le tracé de l’oléoduc de 1 885 km passait à l’origine près de Bismarck (État du Dakota du Nord) mais a été modifié après que les habitants ont exprimé leur préoccupation par rapport à un accident qui contaminerait l’eau potable de la ville. Au lieu de cela, l’oléoduc passe sous le fleuve Missouri au lac Oahe, réservoir qui fournit l’eau pour la réserve de Standing Rock et d’autres en aval.En septembre 2016, des fonctionnaires fédéraux ont interrompu la construction de l’oléoduc sur les terres bordant ou sous le lac Oahe qui appartiennent à l’Army Corps of Engineers des États-Unis, l’agence fédérale chargée des autorisations sur les terres publiques et les voies fluviales. En décembre, le président Barack Obama a bloqué la construction sur le segment contesté de l’oléoduc.« Nous allons continuer à parler à quiconque nous écoutera. L’Église continuera à jouer un rôle actif, nous avons participé activement au nettoyage… nous continuerons à faire ce que la tribu a besoin que nous fassions en tant qu’Église, nous serons là pour apporter une aide de toutes les façons possibles », a-t-il déclaré.Des milliers d’épiscopaliens ont rejoint ceux qui soutiennent la Nation sioux, le plus récemment pour la manifestation et rassemblement Native Nations Rise, le 10 mars à Washington.L’archevêque Winston Halapua, l’un des trois primats de l’Église anglicane en Polynésie et à Aotearoa en Nouvelle-Zélande, responsables des congrégations samoanes, tongiennes, indo-fidjiennes et fidjiennes, a parlé de son enfance et comment il a grandi à Tonga, où sa vie était synchronisée avec le cycle des marées.La montée du niveau de la mer continue à engloutir des îles entières dans le Pacifique, où l’Église anglicane d’Aotearoa en Nouvelle-Zélande et de Polynésie établit une « stratégie claire de résilience » pour renforcer ses moyens face à de futures catastrophes naturelles dans les îles du Pacifique.« L’eau est le reflet de Dieu, vous et moi ne vivons pas sans eau », a conclu Winston Halapua.Article complet en anglais. 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Women Award Recipients Praised for Dedication to Indiana Agriculture

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Women Award Recipients Praised for Dedication to Indiana Agriculture Facebook Twitter SHARE Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch stands with the three Women in Agriculture Award recipients, Roberta Ressler, Sara Creech and Abigail Powell, along with Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture.Three Indiana women were honored for their dedication and contributions to the agriculture industry at the Indiana Statehouse on Aug. 20. The recipients were selected by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture, presented the team’s awards.The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Leadership Award recognizes a woman in an agribusiness or policymaking position who has actively impacted Indiana agriculture. Plaut presented this year’s award to Roberta Ressler, crop protection product design and process R&D leader at Corteva Agriscience in Westfield, Indiana. Ressler leads a team of scientists and engineers who design and develop new crop protection products with an emphasis on sustainable farming. She graduated from Purdue’s College of Engineering and continues to partner with Purdue across disciplines. Ressler leads the Joint Steering Team, a partnership between Corteva and Purdue that provides opportunities for research projects, classroom speakers and other events.“Roberta is passionate about the role of women in agriculture and often speaks to student groups and graduate students about women in agriculture,” Plaut said. “There is no doubt that Roberta has helped advance women in agriculture in the state of Indiana.”Abigail Powell was presented the Emerging Women in Agriculture Leadership award, which recognizes the accomplishments of a high school or undergraduate student who made a positive impact on agriculture. Powell is a sophomore at Purdue majoring in agriculture business marketing and agriculture communications. Before attending Purdue, Powell was an active member of 4-H, the Triton FFA Chapter and the Marshall County community. At Purdue, she was a member of the Purdue Ag Week Task Force and helped serve at the annual Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry. Currently, Powell serves on the Purdue College of Agriculture Council and is in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, where she is the Alpha Theta Chapter treasurer. Powell worked in the Marshall County Extension Office, where she assisted with the planning and implementation of countywide events. Most recently, she was an agriculture banking intern at 1st Source Bank, where she analyzed agriculture marketing trends and generated reports for local lending officers.“Abigail’s passion for agriculture is evident in her involvement with organizations professionally and personally. She is a great example of an emerging leader in the field who is willing to keep learning and striving to be a positive advocate for agriculture,” Plaut said.The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Achievement Award recognizes women who are directly involved in a home farm operation. The 2020 award was presented to Sara Creech of Hendricks County, Indiana. Creech owns and operates Blue Yonder Organic Farm, a 40-acre farm located in North Salem. She raises chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, cattle, mushrooms, bees and produce. Creech sells her produce and meat at area farmers markets and has a community-supported agriculture program for locals. She was instrumental in starting the Indiana chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, a group that works with military veterans to provide farm educational and leadership opportunities. Recently, she partnered with a local farm family, the Indiana Farmer Veteran Coalition and the Hendricks County Soil and Water Conservation District to initiate Porter Farm in Danville. The farm educates veterans and community members on small farm and conservation best practices. In 2018, Creech was elected as the first female member of the Hendricks County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.“Sara has not only provided food, but educational and leadership opportunities to veterans and community members with her efforts. She is an invaluable member of Indiana agriculture,” Plaut said.The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture awards committee was co-chaired by Lori Bouslog, an Extension educator in Vermillion County, and Beth Vansickle, an Extension educator in Madison County. The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture team provides educational opportunities and resources for women in the agriculture industry and coordinates the Midwest Women in Agriculture conference. By Purdue University News Service – Aug 25, 2020 Women Award Recipients Praised for Dedication to Indiana Agriculture Previous articleDairy Industry Cautiously Optimistic in a COVID WorldNext articleU.S., China Trade Reps Reaffirm Commitment to Trade Agreement Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

Much ado about nothing

first_imgFacebook Limerick judge concerned over family law list Print TAGScourtsSatire Email Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCrime & CourtMuch ado about nothingBy Editor – June 9, 2016 1114 Linkedin Supreme opening for new courthouse center_img Crime and punishment – Limerick Mammy style Twitter Update: Man charged in cash, drugs and tobacco seizure Assaults in Limerick under investigation WhatsApp Previous article210 jobs in local companiesNext articleYoung cowboy banned from Limerick city estate Editor Simon Bourke takes an irreverent look at the goings-on at Limerick Circuit Court The underlings arrive first. Weighed down by paperwork, their eager faces barely visible beneath the case-files, they shuttle back and forth, doing their utmost to look busy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The stage must be set, the scene laid out, their masters will soon follow; the lawyers, solicitors and barristers; the great silver-backs of the Irish justice system. Moments later they follow, striding forth, exclusively male, exclusively middle-aged and exclusively puffed up on self-importance.Formalities will soon begin, but they’ve got ample time for an oul’ natter. Wigs are discarded carelessly upon tables, robes left askew. An air of conviviality pervades.  This is the calm before the storm, a chance to exchange news, to joke and jest, joust and jibe. Soon they will decide the fate of those waiting nervously inside cells just feet away.But for now they’re just the lads, having the craic.The hubbub rises and falls, laughter fills the room. And then silence. His lordship, King Kong himself, the greatest, most powerful of all silver-backs is about to enter the fray. The court rises in unison, what say you oh great one? First things first, he declares: Roll-call.But in this classroom, on this day, most of the pupils appear to be absent. Bail. Remand. Sick. Re-arraigned. Awaiting psychiatric report. The excuses are as varied as they are valid. And yet, looking outside at the blue skies and bright sunshine, one can’t help but question their veracity.Then, as the list nears its end, he strikes gold: Mr Bloggs, present and correct. Wheel him out, let’s take a look at him.He ambles forward, looking suitably contrite. A brief chat ensues and he’s sent back to the coop. A cat toying with a long-dead mouse springs to mind. Another is called, this one full of expectant dread. He needn’t have worried. There’s been a clerical error. The judge looks flushed. He’s left the accused’s file at home. No, really. But he’ll have it tomorrow, that’s a promise.An hour has passed, no sentences have been passed down, no-one has managed to wriggle clear of the system, of the reams of paperwork which stand upon desks like totems of terror. It’s easy to see why members of the public don’t avail of a place in the gallery; Making a Murderer this ain’t.Then, salvation. A trial. Evidence to be presented, work to be done, now we’ll see what it’s all about, now we’ll see where the taxpayer’s hard-earned goes.A jury has to be picked first though, obviously. Forty pensive citizens enter the room, some looking more condemned than the accused. They are here under duress, pulled away from more pressing matters by a sense of duty, a sense that they must serve their country, a sense that if they don’t they’ll be in the dock themselves, paying a fine.One or two look positively thrilled however, their eyes widen with wonder, a lifetime’s ambition finally fulfilled; they will make the difference, they will ensure that justice prevails. At the very least they will get to see the machinations at first-hand instead of through the prism of television.The lottery begins. The names are called. But not everyone’s a winner.Allowed seven challenges, the defence utilise them to full effect, flagrantly crushing the dreams of the starry-eyed, sending them scuttling back to the sidelines. The reluctant engineer their own escape: hearing problems, ties to the accused, inappropriate relationships with potential witnesses, the excuses come thick and vast. All are accepted, without question. Barely believing their luck, they swiftly depart, carefully concealed smiles playing across their lips.Eventually, some time later, we get our twelve. All pre-approved, all fit, ready and in full possession of their faculties. Now we can start. Nope. First they must pick a foreman. A brave soul to speak on their behalf. They retire to the jury room to discuss the matter, emerging just before lunch-time to reveal their choice.Declaring himself happy, the judge thanks them for their service, and promptly sends them home for the day. Their departure signals the end of proceedings, King Kong is spent, he needs time to reflect, to go home to collect his homework.The promise of a trial, of seeing the silver-backs strut their stuff, somehow tempts us back the following morning. What fools we were.A throwaway comment by one of the jurors, overheard by a vigilant Garda, has placed a spanner in the works. Not only will said juror be asked to stand down, but his eleven accomplices too. We must go again.The 28 remaining jurors, minus a couple of absentees, are called forth. Names are announced, challenges are issued, excuses are proffered and, by the by, a new jury takes place. A lovely jury. A jury that wouldn’t dream of throwing away any comments.Just one problem: there’s only ten of them. That’s not enough.The judge scans the room, searching for suitable candidates, for answers, for a solution to this unforeseen conundrum. But none are forthcoming. It’s over, the system has spoken, everyone, including all remaining jurors, can go home. This trial will take place at a later date. When, nobody knows, maybe next week, or the week after that, or in a month’s time. Sure what hurry is on them? Report outlines Limerick child care caseslast_img read more

Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession

first_img Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleAstraZeneca vaccine being tweaked to fight S. Africa variantNext articleWeary postal workers hope Biden will bring new tone, change Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsUS News Pinterest Twitter Facebook Next stop Mars: 3 spacecraft arriving in quick succession Pinterestlast_img read more

Worldwide Smartwatch Industry to 2026 – Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to have the Fastest…

first_img Twitter Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– The “Smartwatch Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The smartwatch market had a shipment of 68.6 million unit shipment in 2020 and expected to reach 157.2 million by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 14.5% over the forecast period (2021 – 2026). Companies MentionedApple Inc.Samsung Electronics Co. LtdGarmin LtdFitbit Inc.Fossil Group Inc.Huawei Technologies Co. LtdSony CorporationLenovo Group LimitedHuami CorporationLG Electronics Inc.Polar Electro OY Key Market Trends Medical and Fitness to Account for a Significant Market ShareMonitoring health has been the most advantageous aspect of wearables technology. Not only does it help fitness-enthusiasts by providing them with necessary health parameters but also aids patients by providing insights on their conditions. People are more worried about their health, and this has led to an increase in shipment of fitness trackers. Since every smartwatch has a component of a fitness tracker, the popularity growth of the smartwatch is increasing significantly, as it has multi-functional features for recording health parameters.Saving on both the time and resources, smartwatches are helping doctors by rendering some complex and significant information. Medical professionals are being backed by this data in solving puzzles, like what would be the impact of a new drug, or the constant monitoring of recovery status of an operated patient and much more.The accelerometers built into smartwatches can potentially be deployed to detect seizures and tremors, particularly with conditions, like epilepsy. When epilepsy seizures happen, quick and effective treatment is an essential part of making sure the risks of long-term damage to the body are minimized. Smartwatches can be used to alert friends, family, and healthcare workers about seizures that could make a huge difference in patient recovery.Fitbit is working towards clinical validation and regulatory approval of its software for use in detecting health conditions, such as sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, which will help in promoting health fitness and growth of the market. Asia-Pacific Region is Expected to have Fastest GrowthThe Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth in the smartwatch market due to the growing consumer electronics industry, coupled with a rapid rise of smartwatch market vendors across the emerging economies of the region. Also, increasing the tech-savvy population, a rising pool of chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, along with growing popularization of health and fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle, is driving the market growth.Advancements in research across the region are leading to increased innovation in recent years, which is instrumental, thereby driving the demand for the smartwatch market to augment public safety measures by the department of police and other public safety organizations. Also, the growth in disposable income and the rapid adoption and popularity of enhanced gadgets are some of the primary drivers for the market in this geographical region.Moreover, the increase in the presence of key vendors, such as Samsung, Sony, Huawei, and Lenovo, offering smartwatches with the integration of the latest technology features has added to the growth of the market during the forecast period. For instance, in January 2018, China’s Huawei was one of the first device makers to commit to using the Snapdragon wear 2500 series chipset across a wide variety of smartwatches. Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition 1.2 Scope of the Study 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis 4.4 Market Drivers 4.4.1 Increasing Technological Advancements in the Wearables Market 4.4.2 Increase in Health Awareness among the Consumers 4.5 Market Restraints 4.5.1 Growing Complexity of Wearable Devices and Limited Use of Features, augmented With Security Risks 4.6 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 Operating Systems 5.1.1 Watch OS 5.1.2 Android/Wear OS 5.1.3 Other Operating Systems 5.2 Display Type 5.2.1 AMOLED 5.2.2 PMOLED 5.2.3 TFT LCD 5.3 Application 5.3.1 Personal Assistance 5.3.2 Medical 5.3.3 Sports 5.3.4 Other Applications 5.4 Geography 5.4.1 North America 5.4.2 Europe 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific 5.4.4 Rest of the World 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Company Profiles 6.1.1 Apple Inc. 6.1.2 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd 6.1.3 Garmin Ltd 6.1.4 Fitbit Inc. 6.1.5 Fossil Group Inc. 6.1.6 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd 6.1.7 Sony Corporation 6.1.8 Lenovo Group Limited 6.1.9 Huami Corporation 6.1.10 LG Electronics Inc. 6.1.11 Polar Electro OY 6.2 Vendor Market Share Analysis 7 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 8 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/bw1rfv View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006005/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Strabane councillor claims people behind hoax alerts are being protected

first_img By News Highland – September 8, 2014 Strabane councillor claims people behind hoax alerts are being protected Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ News Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Cllr Patsy KellyAn SDLP Councillor says those responsible for recent security alerts in Strabane are being protected by some members of the community.Patsy Kelly was speaking after 30 homes were evacuated on Sunday morning in the Inishfree Gardens area of the town following the discovery of a pipe bomb type device.It was later declared a hoax.Councillor Kelly says anyone with information should contact the police rather than protect those responsible:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/patsyhoax.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleLough Swilly Lifeboat brings stricken vessel to shore in overnight rescueNext articleChinese Lanterns and fireworks could spark false alarms – RNLI News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

first_imgUSPS(WASHINGTON) — Trailblazing journalist Gwen Ifill will be memorialized on a new U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp.She will be the face of the 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series, according to a press release from USPS on Tuesday. The stamp features a photo of her taken in 2008 by photographer Robert Severi.Ifill, who died in November 2016 after battling cancer, became the first African American woman to host a national political TV talk show with her 1999 host-debut on PBS’ Washington Week.She later became a member of the first female co-anchor team on PBS NewsHour, where she worked for 17 years and covered eight presidential campaigns and moderated two vice-presidential debates.Sherrilyn Ifill, Gwen Ifill’s cousin who serves as the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education fund, said on Twitter she “literally cannot catch [her] breath!”“Gwen is deserving of every honor for her contributions to this country. But this one is special,” she wrote.At the time of her death, condolences from fellow journalists, politicians and celebrities poured in. Former President Barack Obama called Ifill “an especially powerful role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity, her tenacity and her intellect and for whom she blazed a trail.”The stamps will be issued in 2020.William Gicker, the postal service’s acting executive director, called the stamps “miniature works of art” that honor American history and culture.“From notable figures such as golf legend Arnold Palmer to esteemed journalist Gwen Ifill to the cultural phenomenon of hip hop and a celebration of the great outdoors, this program is wide-ranging and adds to the history of our great nation as recorded through the U.S. stamp program,” Gicker said in a statement.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

States sue federal government to enact Equal Rights Amendment

first_imgalancrosthwaite/iStock(NEW YORK) — The nearly century-long fight to enact an equal rights amendment is set to become a major court battle.The state attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada, the last three states to adopt the amendment’s resolution, filed a lawsuit against National Archivist David Ferriero Thursday that orders him to recognize their legislatures’ votes and fully adopt the amendment into the U.S. Constitution.When Congress sent the amendment’s resolution to the states for ratification back in 1972, it issued a seven-year deadline to meet its 38-state minimum for certification, followed by a three-year extension, however, only 35-states ratified it before time was up.The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC) issued an opinion earlier this month stating that the Equal Rights Amendment is no longer pending because of that deadline, however, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring contended Article V of the U.S. Constitution does not give a timetable for an amendment’s approval.“The work is done. Every constitutional requirement is made,” he said at a news conference in Washington, D.C.A representative for the National Archives and Records Administration declined to immediately comment about the lawsuit. In a press release earlier this month, the office said it would comply with the OLC’s opinion save for a court order.Under the ERA, “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Carol Jenkins who is the co-president and CEO of The ERA Coalition, a nonprofit group that has pushed for the amendment’s adoption, said it would be the basis for various legal protections for women who file equal pay and discrimination lawsuits, for example.“It is time for equality, we have waited too long for equal rights. It is shameful that there are some who want us to wait a minute longer,” she said at the news conference.The suit contends that there is nothing in the archivist’s formal responsibilities that give it the discretion to reject an amendment resolution once it passes the minimum number of states.“The duties imposed upon the Archivist are mandatory and purely ministerial,” the lawsuit said.The amendment was formally proposed to Congress back in 1923, but the discussions to send it to the states for approval lingered for decades. Congress issued its resolution in 1972 with support on both sides of the aisle and President Richard Nixon.Interest in approving the proposal increased over the years, especially after the 27th Amendment was adopted in 1992, more than 200 years after Congress first issued it as a resolution to the states.In 2017, Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the ERA and in 2018, Illinois’ state legislature ratified the amendment. On Jan. 15, Virginia’s House of Delegates voted to approve the amendment, and it was formally adopted by the state 12 days later.Virginia’s vote came with a big push from women’s rights groups and celebrities such as Alyssa Milano and Patricia Arquette who lobbied Congress to pass the amendment. Virginia House Delegate Danica Roem went as far as to tattoo the amendment’s wording to her left arm this week.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more