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National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) HY2010 Interim Report

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first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Becas disponibles para los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios

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first_img Posted Oct 1, 2018 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Becas disponibles para los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios La fecha límite para presentar solicitudes es el 19 de noviembre de 2018 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Se invita a los ministerios episcopales (o ministerios ecuménicos con participación episcopal) con aspiraciones de lanzar un ministerio o programa para adultos jóvenes a que soliciten una beca episcopal para un ministerio de adultos jóvenes o un ministerio universitario. Son elegibles para esta solicitud las diócesis, las congregaciones, o los ministerios en centros de estudios superiores o universidades que estén actualmente comprometidos o estén fomentando nuevas vinculaciones con adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del ambiente universitario. La información y el formulario de solicitud para las becas está disponible en internet.En 2018 se otorgaron becas a una amplia gama de proyectos. La diócesis episcopal correspondiente a la Zona de misión de Navajolandia recibió una beca para cubrir la compra de equipo técnico para su innovador programa de capacitación de jóvenes adultos en desarrollo de páginas web y tecnología de redes. En la diócesis episcopal de Rochester, los ministerios universitarios en la Universidad de Rochester, el Instituto Tecnológico de Rochester y el Instituto Técnico Nacional para Sordos están creando ministerios universitarios accesibles que ofrecen servicios de culto, desarrollo espiritual, formación, estudios bíblicos y fraternización para responder a las necesidades de las personas que son sordas o que tienen limitaciones auditivas en estos centros de educación.Otras becas para el año 2018 para los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios financiaron iniciativas que ofrecen fomento del liderazgo, capacitación y programas para adultos jóvenes en las áreas de reconciliación racial, discernimiento, justicia medioambiental, apostolado entre los mismos jóvenes y justicia social.“Estas becas ayudan a la Iglesia Episcopal a una comprensión más amplia de lo que significa el ministerio de los adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del ambiente universitario” dijo la Rda. Shannon Kelly, oficial encargada de los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios. “Este es un ministerio en crecimiento que enseña a la Iglesia cómo ejercer la misión y el Movimiento de Jesús de maneras nuevas e innovadoras”.Los cuatro tipos de becas son:1) Beca de liderazgo: para establecer un nuevo ministerio de campus, restaurar uno inactivo o para revitalizar uno que ya existe. La beca oscilará entre los 20.000 a 30.000 dólares, que pueden ser utilizados dentro de un periodo de dos años.2) Becas para Ministerio de Universitarios: proveen un capital inicial para ayudar en la puesta en marcha de ministerios universitarios nuevos e innovadores o para mejorar un ministerio existente. Las becas oscilarán entre los 3.000 a 5.000 dólares.3) Becas para Ministerio de Adultos Jóvenes: proveen capital inicial para asistir en el inicio de nuevos e innovadores ministerios de adultos jóvenes o para mejorar un ministerio existente. Las becas oscilarán entre los 3.000 a 5.000 dólares.4) Becas para proyectos: proveen fondos para un proyecto único que aumentará el impacto del ministerio de adultos jóvenes y el ministerio universitario. Las becas van de los 100 a los 1.000 dólares.Un total de 133.000 dólares está disponible para este ciclo, de un total de 400.000 dólares disponibles para este trienio. Estas becas son para el año académico 2019-2020.“El ministerio de adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera de los recintos universitarios es una manera como la Iglesia desarrolla los líderes de hoy y mañana”, añadió Kelly; “es un honor y un privilegio avanzar junto con estos ministerios en su búsqueda de maneras únicas de establecer nexos en sus comunidades”.Los ministerios episcopales (o ministerios ecuménicos con participación episcopal) que en la actualidad estén comprometidos o estén fomentando una nueva vinculación con adultos jóvenes dentro y fuera del ambiente universitario están invitados a presentar su solicitud. La información sobre el proceso de solicitud, las directrices y el formulario de solicitud están disponibles aquí. A partir del jueves 1 de noviembre puede presentar su solicitud debidamente diligenciada. La fecha límite para este trámite es el lunes 19 de noviembre de 2018 a las 10 de la noche, hora del este [de Estados Unidos].Si tiene más preguntas, por favor comuníquese con la Rda. Shannon Kelly, oficial  encargada de los Ministerios de Adultos Jóvenes y Universitarios en [email protected] o con Valerie Harris, colaboradora de Formación en [email protected] New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York last_img read more

Guinness PRO14 have announced the abbreviated format and target relaunch date

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first_imgThursday Jun 18, 2020 Guinness PRO14 have announced the abbreviated format and target relaunch date The Guinness PRO14 season now has a provisional date selected for restarting of the 2019/2020 season, across all five competing territories.ADVERTISEMENTThe target date of Saturday, August 22 was agreed at the PRO14 Board meeting on Tuesday (June 9) based upon the information currently available from each jurisdiction in which the Guinness PRO14 is played.Since announcing an indefinite suspension of match action in March, the tournament team at PRO14 Rugby has worked alongside key medical personnel at our unions and clubs as well as key stakeholders such as World Rugby to map out a return to action.With rigorous protocols outlined for training, game-day logistics and match play, PRO14 Rugby is confident that proposals submitted by our unions to governments across the UK, Ireland, Italy and South Africa will allow our teams get back on the pitch. Discussions around these proposals will be on-going between each union and their respective governments.Abbreviated FormatThe 2019/20 season will have an abbreviated finish that features the most attractive match-ups and rivalries from the Guinness PRO14 with two rounds of derby games in each territory counting towards final positions. This will cut the regular season from 21 game rounds to 15. Games postponed prior to the indefinite suspension will be deemed 0-0 draws as previously stated by PRO14 Rugby on February 28, 2020.The postponed Round 13 fixtures Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys and Benetton Rugby v Ulster have now been deemed 0-0 draws and all four teams will have two points added to their totals as a result. The updated tables can be viewed at www.pro14.rugby/match-centre/table/2020Derby rounds in Italy, Scotland and South Africa will see the two teams from each territory play back-to-back fixtures. The derby fixtures for the teams in Ireland and Wales have yet to be confirmed and will be announced in line with kick-off times and broadcast selections.The season will be concluded across four consecutive weekends with the Guinness PRO14 Final targeted for Saturday, September 12. The two teams which finish top of their conferences will qualify for a semi-final stage in order to compete for places in the Final. PRO14 Rugby will consider the latest information in the territories that knock-out games could take place before making a final decision on the venue(s).Proposed Game RoundsRound 14: Saturday, August 22Round 15: Saturday, August 29Semi-Finals: Saturday, September 5Final: Saturday, September 12Venues, Timings & Cross-border TravelWhen venues across all five territories are agreed upon, consultations will begin with broadcast partners and all key stakeholders around suitable kick-off times. The respective unions involved in the Guinness PRO14 are in continued discussion with their relative authorities and governments regarding travel protocols and protective measures.Health and safety protocols in relation to Covid-19An overview of all the health and safety protocols and protective measures that will be put in place to prevent and mitigate the threat of Covid-19 will be published in due course. At that time tournament representatives will be made available to the media.European Qualification & 2020/21 SeasonPRO14 Rugby has agreed that rankings for European qualification for the 2020/21 season will be decided on the Conference table positions from Round 13. This will include the points awarded to teams whose postponed games in Round 13 have been deemed 0-0 draws. Once the competition formats for the 2020/21 season have been announced by EPCR then PRO14 Rugby will confirm its qualifying teams for the Heineken Champions Cup.The 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 SeasonPlanning for the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season has begun, October 3 has been identified as the provisional date for Round 1.ADVERTISEMENTRelated viewing: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Venezuela and the struggle for socialism: ‘The agenda is to deepen the revolution’

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first_imgBerta Joubert-CeciWW photo: Brenda RyanThis is a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci of the Philadelphia branch of Workers World Party to the November WWP National Conference.I want to share some thoughts about Venezuela.Since Hugo Chávez took office as president in 1999, Venezuela has been a ray of hope for millions of people around the world, but more so for the people in Latin America. The Bolivarian Revolution sparked a new wave of revolutionary struggles all around the region. Each process is different in every country, but they are tied to each other not only by their geographical situation, but by their aims to lift the masses of people out of poverty, rely less on the U.S., and very important, to integrate the region. And now, to follow a socialist path.When Chávez declared that the revolution would be built on the basis of socialism, every revolutionary was ecstatic. He particularly mentioned that it would be the socialism of the 21st century. What is that? The point of reference is the USSR. First, that it would prevail. And second, that it would correct the mistakes that in their view served almost as sources of self-destruction, particularly in the organization of the masses. This, however, is not a critique of the USSR, considering the long history of U.S. imperialist aggression.Can a socialist state be built through elections? Without dismantling and repressing the old violent capitalist state and replacing it with a new armed power that can jump-start the socialist development and protect it?We remember the tragic experience in Chile. But the Venezuelans do too, and I bet that they have learned from it. Chávez has always said that the Bolivarian Revolution is a peaceful revolution, but not unarmed.A socialist state cannot be constructed by just wanting socialism, or by changing some things in the superstructure (education, politics, etc.). The means of production must be in the workers’ hands. The relations of production must change.So, since the capitalist state is still in place, enormous difficulties and contradictions have plagued the revolution, which it is important to stress is not socialist yet. But on the other hand, as a progressive, anti-imperialist revolution which has socialism as its goal, it has lasted for 14 years. So, let us take a brief look at what has helped to maintain it.The first thing that Chávez did was to re-establish the constitutional framework and engage the people in the drafting of a new progressive constitution. This helped to start some changes that eventually chipped away some of the political power from the capitalists. The main source of income, the oil, was rescued and its enormous profits went to establish social programs for the benefit of the masses. Then there was the nationalization of banks and of some industries.There was also the establishment of workers’ control in some companies.The revolution is now at the stage of how to transform the relations of production and have the means of production in the hands of the working class.The organization of the working class to take power is crucial.Chávez has been presented in the capitalist media as a “dictator.” Right now he is the only political figure able to galvanize the masses and push forward the revolution, but he knows that has to change. And since the very beginning of the revolution he has encouraged the organization of the masses. Remember the Bolivarian Circles? A constant in the revolution has been organization at the base. And a great deal of discussion and debates.Now, after the last election, the agenda is to deepen the revolution, towards socialism. For that there is the second national plan for socialism. They are programming assemblies all over the nation to engage the people in a great discussion about how to go forward. This is crucial. They are establishing “comunas” (communes). In neighborhoods, in workplaces, everywhere.There are dangers, within and without. We should be on the alert to the dangers posed by the Venezuelan opposition and U.S. imperialism, which has been working incessantly to overturn the Bolivarian Revolution. It aligns with the pro-imperialist oligarchy and aids the counterrevolutionaries through nongovernmental organizations, etc. There is a high presence of U.S. and Israeli intelligence at all levels ready to whip up dissent and malicious criticism of Chávez and the process.For us in the center of imperialism, it is crucial to defend this tremendous development, which has ignited a new wave of resistance to imperialism, and above all, sparked the flame, the passion, for a just society where the wealth belongs to the people. Defending this development is to defend the struggle for socialism.¡Viva la Revolución Bolivariana!¡Viva el socialismo! Long live socialism!Long live the international peoples’ struggle for socialism!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

FFA Celebrating and Honoring Farmers on National Ag Day

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first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter FFA Celebrating and Honoring Farmers on National Ag DayHappy National Ag Day, Indiana! Joining me in recognizing what you do every day to feed and clothe Hoosiers, Americans, and the world, is National FFA President Luke O’Leary. He told HAT that today is all about celebrating, honoring, and sharing the message of hard-working farmers. He was in Pylesville, Maryland on Tuesday sharing the good news of agriculture with second grade students.“We went to North Harford Elementary School and we were able to read some books to them about where our food comes from, what farmers are doing every single moment of every single day, and there’s many times we forget that and we don’t thank farmers for what they do providing the food that ends up on our tables and in our bellies.”O’Leary said that some of the students were shocked to find out that food wasn’t just made in the grocery store.“Wow! There’s actually someone who’s planting the seed of some sort of grain that is going to be in my macaroni and cheese someday. To see that on their faces and to see them excited about maybe even starting a garden themselves there in their class was a pretty incredible thing to see today.”O’Leary is in DC today to celebrate National Ag Day. He hopes to have the chance to speak with legislators about the importance of agriculture education and how focused the National FFA is on filling the talent pipeline needed to keep agriculture running.“There are thousands and thousands of unfilled jobs in the agricultural industry and our organization is taking the necessary steps to provide students with the skills required to launch them into success in careers. Whether they go straight into a career out of high school or they go on to post-secondary education, they’re going to be prepared to fill those agricultural jobs because of what they received in agricultural education.” Facebook Twitter FFA Celebrating and Honoring Farmers on National Ag Day By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 13, 2019 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News FFA Celebrating and Honoring Farmers on National Ag Day Previous articleU.S., EU Reach Tentative Beef AgreementNext articleNitrogen Application May be a Problem This Spring Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Windy City Targets Zombie Homes

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first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Windy City Targets Zombie Homes Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save About Author: David Wharton Previous: And the Best-Run City in America Is … Next: Why Homeowners are Losing Sleep Over Rising Debt The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Foreclosure Vacant and Abandoned Homes zombie homes 2018-07-09 David Wharton Related Articles Tagged with: Foreclosure Vacant and Abandoned Homes zombie homescenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Windy City Targets Zombie Homes The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Like many communities, Chicago came out of the 2008 financial crisis with a zombie problem. So-called “zombie homes”—abandoned properties caught in the midst of the foreclosure process, but which are not yet under the control of the servicer or noteholder—lingered in many neighborhoods, driving down property values and attracting crime and urban blight. Now a new story by U.S. News & World Report has examined how the Windy City has been combating its zombie infestation in recent years.When it comes to fighting zombies, the best approach is to take things block-by-block—at least, that’s the Chicago way. As reported by U.S. News, Chicago spent nearly $170 million fighting the problem in the aftermath of the financial crisis, courtesy of HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program. In 2011, Chicago city government launched an initiative called the Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP). The MMRP narrowed its focus to specific blocks that had high concentrations of these abandoned foreclosure properties, then set out trying to figure out ways to rehab them into affordable homes for rental or purchase.David Reifman, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, told U.S. News, “We wanted to focus our limited resources on key areas to bring back whole blocks at a time.”The MMRP united the efforts of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development with local community groups such as Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago, working together to try and attract the interest of investors and families who could help bring Chicago’s zombie homes back to life.Between 2011 and December 2018, a combination of city budget, grants from nonprofits, and other sources will have invested nearly $13 million in MMRP. The Illinois Attorney General’s office also chipped in approximately $3 million, courtesy of a settlement with banks accused of unscrupulous lending practices leading up to the financial crisis.Nor are the results obvious purely from a financial standpoint. U.S. News reports that foreclosure filings in the targeted areas decreased by “double digits” between 2011 and 2016. The northern targeted region saw the strongest results with a 67.6 percent decrease, followed closely by the middle region of the city with a 66.1 percent decrease. Foreclosure filings decreased by 69.4 percent citywide during that same time period, according to U.S. News.”As long as the demand and the need are there, we will continue,” said Reifman. “Right now, our recovery is steady but not complete.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] July 9, 2018 2,407 Views last_img read more

Beating the baby blues

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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Postnataldepression can often hit just at the time a women is returning to work. A newsurvey aims to bridge the information gap for sufferers and theiremployers.  By Kate Rouy   Anywoman returning to work after the birth of a child will know how difficult itcan be to juggle the demands of home and work. For a woman suffering frompostnatal depression, the prospect of going back to work can make the illness –which frequently goes undiagnosed and unrecognised, even by the sufferer – verymuch worse.Forthe occupational health adviser, postnatal depression can seem another greyarea that is extremely hard to detect. It is unseen and sufferers oftenstruggle on, resisting the need to ask for help or admit that help is needed.The condition is seen by many as a taboo subject, making sufferers feelisolated, inadequate and guilty just at the time when they feel they should behappy and enjoying the experience of parenthood. It is also common for a womanto disguise her true emotional state from everyone around her, which onlycomplicates things further. Butwith postnatal depression often hitting just at the time when a women ispreparing to return to work, both employee and employer can be left uncertainabout the best way to proceed.Bridgingthe information gapWiththis in mind, the Maternity Alliance, an independent charity working to improvethe rights and services for all pregnant women, new mothers and their families,is currently undertaking a survey. This survey aims to bridge the informationgap at this crucial time for women who are having problems returning to workbecause of their illness. The ongoing research is due to report at the end ofthis month. TheMaternity Alliance says so far it has found that many women are finding theeasiest option is to give up work. However, this can have an inevitablefinancial and psychological impact on the woman, her family and employer whoends up losing a valuable employee. Ahidden problemOftenwomen return to work not realising they have postnatal depression and end upgiving up work further down the line, according to Elaine Seth-Smith,information and projects officer at the Maternity Alliance. Shesays that research carried out so far has indicated that a lack ofunderstanding and support from employers has made their condition worse, butwhere employers have had some knowledge about the illness their approach totheir staff can be very constructive.SymptomsEmotionalsymptoms may include any of the following features: –Denial–Anger–Mood swings–Sleep disturbance–Rejection of partner and/or baby–Anxiety–Inappropriate and/or obsessional thoughts–Loss of sexual desire–Panic attacksPhysicalsymptoms may include:–Sleep disturbances–Appetite changes–Digestive problems–Lack of energy and/or concentration–Headaches–Blurred vision–Stomach and/or chest pains–Pains moving from place to placeAccordingto Seth-Smith, the Maternity Alliance aims to raise awareness of postnataldepression in the workplace and help women who are suffering to keep theirjobs. “Wehave had several respondents who said that they had gone back to work for sixmonths before realising something was wrong. Many women we have spoken to havealso said that their return to work could have been made easier by a moreflexible attitude by their employer, such as returning to work reducedhours,” she adds.”Itis a difficult subject to tackle, not least because many women don’t want totalk about it. But it has become obvious to us as we have been carrying out thissurvey that there is nothing out there, for women, their employers or their GPsor other health professionals and that some help is needed.”TheMaternity Alliance hopes the end result of the project will be an informationresource for women, their health advisers and their employers, developed usingemployment rights expertise and knowledge of the illness. FurtherinformationForfurther details of the project, or to add your experiences of postnataldepression in the workplace contact Elaine Seth-Smith at the Maternity Allianceon 020 7588 8583, or via e-mail at [email protected] on maternity rights at workThousandsof women are illegally sacked or threatened with dismissal because they becomepregnant, according to a report compiled by the National Association ofCitizens Advice Bureau.Thesurvey, Birth Rights, was published in March, and says that many employers arefailing to offer existing statutory maternity provisions either throughignorance, worry over the effect on business or deliberately. It says its 2,000offices in the UK had come across 40,000 cases of maternity-related employmentrights concerns, around two-thirds being pregnancy related.NACABis calling for a Fair Employment Commission to ensure parents receive what theyare entitled to and that employers receive the support they need. Smallbusinesses and those employed in low paid and low-skilled jobs are the worstaffected, according to the survey, with employees as well as employers oftenunaware of their rights.KayCarberry, head of equal rights at the TUC said one problem was that many womendo not know what their rights are, and that many employees simply ignore theirobligations to their employees. AndDavid Harker said that real, practical assistance needed to be offered to smallemployers on the issue of maternity rights.Typicalcases highlighted in the report include:–A sales assistant returning to work full time to her job of seven years findingher hours had been cut to three days a week and her pay cut by 35p an hour–A pregnant women being sacked on the grounds that “a pregnant women is notan attractive sight to customers”–A nursery worker sacked shortly before going on maternity leave and having herwages docked when she took time off to attend antenatal appointmentsForfurther details of the survey contact NACAB at Myddelton House, 115-123Pentonville Road, London N1 9LZ. The survey can also be downloaded or orderedvia the CAB Website, www.nacab.org.ukMaternityand parental leaveDuringOctober and November last year the Maternity Alliance carried out a surveyamong callers to its information line on their views on maternity leave andpay. Their answers reveal that:–Most women are unhappy with the levels of maternity pay available to them,either from their employers or from the Government–Many women have paid National Insurance for many years and feel that StatutoryMaternity Pay levels are scant reward for this–Many women say they cannot afford to take unpaid maternity leave and say theyare unhappy about having to return to work after 18 weeks–Many also speak about worrying about returning to work and having to pay forchildcare–Most women want a year’s maternity leave with some level of pay and at least amonth’s leave for their partners.–Those surveyed also asked for: reduced working hours while pregnant on normalpay; financial help with childcare; extra paid breaks at work to help withcombining breastfeeding and work and the right to return to work on a part-timebasis without a loss of status. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Beating the baby bluesOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

An ionospheric effect on the conjugate relationship of Pi2 magnetic pulsations

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first_imgIn an earlier paper (Green and Hamilton, J. atmos. terr. Phys.40, 1223, 1978), we reported on a preliminary analysis of six months’ magnetic data from the conjugate stations St. Anthony and Halley Bay, which showed indications of a seasonal variation in the phase differences between Pi2 magnetic pulsations recorded simultaneously at the two stations. We tentatively attributed this behaviour to the different seasonal variation of the ionospheres above the two stations. In this present paper we are able to extend our analysis using 21 months magnetic data, and simultaneous ionospheric data from the Halley Bay station. We confirm the seasonal variation, and from further analysis suggest that it results from an asymmetric damping of the Pi2 signals when the ionospheric boundary conditions at the conjugate stations are not the same.last_img read more

Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Meeting

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Department Head ReportsNew Business2019 CalendarJoint Vanderburgh and Warrick County Commission Meeting to Discuss INDOT Lloyd Expressway PlansJail Blue Ribbon Committee will meet on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 318 Final Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-6-2018 Public Comment Approval of August 7, 2018 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes County Auditor: 8/6/18-8/10/18 & 8/13/18-8/17/18 Claims Voucher Report Request to Surplus a Computer  County Clerk: July 2018 Monthly Report County Treasurer: July 2018 Monthly Report County Engineer: Financial Commitment Letter for the Reconstruction of Oak Hill Road between Heckel Road and Millersburg RoadFinancial Commitment Letter for  the Rehabilitation of the Franklin Street Bridge over Pigeon CreekFinancial Commitment Letter to Request INDOT “Local Trax” Funds for the Construction of a Railroad Bridge on Mill Road over the CSX Railroad TracksDepartment ReportClaimsPay Request #8 Phoenix Commerce T.I.F. for the sum of $2,250.00Pay Request #43 U.S. 41 Expansion T.I.F. for the sum of $655,092.78 Petitioner: Robert & Kimau FaulknerAddress: 1809 Allen LaneRequest: Change from AG to C-2AdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare RezoningFirst Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-7-2018 Weights and Measures: July 16-August 15, 2018 Monthly Report  civic center AGENDAVanderburgh County Board of CommissionersAugust 21, 2018, at 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegiancePermission to Open Bids for VC18-08-02: Street Resurfacing in Kingsmont Subdivision & Arrowood Subdivision Action Items Resolution CO.R-08-18-011: Amending the Burkhardt Road TIF Economic Development Area PlanMemorandum of Understanding between The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County for the 2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Funds Purchasing Department: Approval to Award Batteries for Various Departments (RFP-01-003-18) to Distributors Warehouse Inc. Public Hearing RQAW Jail Study Petitioner: Jack Strassweg, Member of SS&K, LLCAddress: 728 E. Baseline RoadRequest: Change from AG to C-4 with UDC Old BusinessConsent ItemsContracts, Agreements and LeasesCommunity Corrections: Professional Services Agreement with Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. Burdette Park: Contract with American Locker for New Lockers for the Aquatic Center read more

Detailed guide: Quality and safety of human blood and blood products if there’s a no-deal Brexit

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first_img make sure that each imported unit of blood or blood component has been prepared in accordance with standards equivalent to those set out in Annex I to Directive 2005/62/EC make sure that each imported unit of blood or blood component meets the quality and safety standards equivalent to those in Schedule 5 to the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005 have a description of ‘importation’ in section 4 of your blood establishment authorisation make sure that each imported unit of blood or blood component has been prepared in accordance with the standards equivalent to those set out in Annex I to Directive 2005/62/EC make sure that each imported unit of blood or blood component meets the quality and safety standards equivalent to those in Schedule 5 to the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005 have a description of ‘importation’ in section 4 of your blood establishment authorisation If you do not have the necessary importation permissions on your blood establishment authorisation, a variation request should be submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).If you require further information, ask the MHRA for further guidance on import and export arrangements.If you are a manufacturer of blood productsIf you are a manufacturer of blood products (human medicines), you should ensure compliance with the current UK requirements for the collection and testing of human blood and human plasma, for use in the manufacture of blood products.These are the requirements set out in the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005. Quality and safety standards for blood and blood componentsThe UK quality and safety standards for blood and blood components are the same as before 1 January 2021. You should work to the same quality and safety standards as before 1 January 2021.Receiving blood or blood components if you are a blood establishment in Great BritainIf you import blood or blood components into Great Britain from outside the UK, including from the European Economic Area (EEA), you must: If you do not have the necessary importation permissions on your blood establishment authorisation, a variation request should be submitted to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).You should treat movements of blood from Northern Ireland the same as movements of blood from Great Britain.If you require further information, ask the MHRA for further guidance on import and export arrangements.Receiving blood and blood components if you are a blood establishment in Northern IrelandIf you receive blood or blood components into Northern Ireland, including from Great Britain, you must:last_img read more