Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgTotal Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Kenya Limited (TOTL.ke)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileTotal Kenya Limited is the largest oil and gas marketer in Kenya with an extensive network of service stations and fuel depots, liquefied petroleum gas filling plants and aviation depots. The Kenyan oil and gas company is a subsidiary of the global Total Group which is the fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world with a presence in over 100 countries. The company was founded in 1955 as OZO East Africa Limited but changed its name to Total Oil Products East Africa Limited in 1988, making it the first multi-national oil company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The company changed its name to Total Kenya Limited in 1991. Total Kenya Limited has more than 176 service stations, 5 wholly-owned fuel depots and 3 jointly-owned depots, 2 liquefied petroleum gas filling plants, 1 lubricant blending plant and 5 aviation depots. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Total Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Bishops sign amici curiae briefs in support of civil marriage…

first_img Posted Feb 28, 2013 Mike Losinger says: Submit an Event Listing Danny L Anderson Jr says: House of Bishops, New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Pittsburgh, PA Fr. Will McQueen says: Les Singleton says: Comments (21) Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Fr Steven M. Smith says: Rector Knoxville, TN March 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm Of the 24 dioceses, the one missing in this witness? My own: Albany. The diocese which this June prohibited its clergy from even ATTENDING same-sex marriage ceremonies! The amicus action of our bishops is deeply important in so many ways, not the least of which is its encouragement to those of us gay/lesbian Episcopalians struggling in the few hostile dioceses remaining. Thank you, bishops. Hugh Magee says: Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm Many thanks to Bishop Andrus for his heroic work for human rights. How I wish he were still bishop here in the Diocese of Alabama and leading us again on our annual pilgrimage in Hayneville for the Blessed Jonathan Daniels, one of our most revered martyrs for equality. As Blessed Jonathan taught us, doing the right thing might bring down a fatal wrath from others but we do it anyway because it’s the right thing to do. John Ryan, O.C.P. says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA February 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm Heretics Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Doug Desper says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Marriage Equality, Andrew Magallanes says: Press Release Service March 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm Here’s a little something that didn’t make it clearly into the recent same gender blessing study underwritten (in part) by a secular gay rights group:‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ (Matthew 19:5)The Advocate of that radical concept (so missing in this ‘my way/my rights’ discussion) is “Jesus”. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Don McCleary says: Human Sexuality, March 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm If I were a Biblical literalist, I’d have to go out and buy myself a slave. Anyway, I am being reluctantly drawn into accepting relationships that don’t appeal to me personally. I guess God had more cookie cutters available than I had realized.I can’t really tell the civil society not to have same gender marriages. Part of me still wants to find a way to bless (but not solemnize a marriage) within the church. And, I’m rapidly becoming minority.Heresy??? No. Because we are accepting creation the way God build the product. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Don Caron says: Featured Jobs & Calls Bishops sign amici curiae briefs in support of civil marriage equality Unanimous support for Proposition 8 brief and virtually unanimous support for DOMA brief Director of Music Morristown, NJ John Neitzel says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Hugh Magee says: Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm They might say something like, “Where we saw the fruit of mercy, justice and love, we saw the face of God; where we had the opportunity to support the dignity of human beings we risked derision to be faithful to Your call.” March 1, 2013 at 12:14 am Thank you, bishops. Today, you make me feel proud and grateful to be an Episcopalian. March 2, 2013 at 1:59 am Heretics? Ha ha ha! February 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm How will the bishops answer God Most High when he asks them how they upheld 1 Corinthians 6.9-10? Are they ready to tell him that it’s the right thing to do? “But the Lord will scorn them all; He will laugh, Who sits on high, Then His wrath will on them fall; Sore displeased He will reply:‘Yet according to My will I have set My King to reign, And on Zion’s holy hill My Anointed I’ll maintain.’” February 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm Heretics? Father McQueen if you were in England during the 150’s you would be burned at the stake for being a heretic. Let the person who has NO SIN cast the first stone. People who marry then divorce and remarry while the ex-spouse is still alive are committing adultery … I don’t see that rule going back into the books of any mainline Protestant church. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET February 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm As Americans we pledge to be a nation of liberty and justice for all and as Episcopalians we promise to respect the dignity of every human being – and today these bishops put both that pledge and that promise into action. Their actions are yet another sign that as a nation we are past the tipping point and that the time is now for marriage equality. As a life-long Episcopalian, a priest and pastor and a lesbian I could not be more proud of my church and of our bishops for their principled stand for justice. Today was an important step forward for those committed to a Protect Marriage Movement that protects all marriages and to a Family Values Coalition that values all families. And here in Pasadena at All Saints Church we look forward to the day in the not-too-distant future when civil marriage is once again available to all our couples and to the end of federal discrimination against same-sex married couples. March 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm We, (my boyfriend & I) are very happy to have found a welcoming home in the Episcopal Church in very conservative mid-west Ohio. Our priest is performing our “Union Ceremony” in April and it will bein the church. There have been a few who have left because the congregation welcomes Gay people but for the most part our congregation has been very happy to have us.Thank You to all the bishops who are standing up for Equality for everyone !center_img March 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm And a big shout-out THANK YOU to my bishop, Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel and the others who have the prophetic courage to stand up for what is right. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm Thank you Episcopal Church USA for doing what is right. Deb Jacoby-Twigg says: Tags Rector Belleville, IL John Neitzel says: Jason Dench says: 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 Ronald J. Caldwell says: March 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm Amen to Les Singleton and Danny Anderson. As for teachings on human sexuality, why do so many single that out as “divine truth” when we’ve banned slavery, concubines, stoning for adultery? I’d like to remind people that there are plenty of Episcopal and Anglican priests and bishops who are divorced. And that wasn’t always so. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Featured Events 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 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI March 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm How orthodox is the concept of heresy? Fr. Will McQueen says: Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET March 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm When bishops decide to move away from scripture, teachings of the ancient fathers, and apostolic tradition it is clear that they are NOT contending for the faith once delivered by the saints. I call on these bishops to repent, and until then I have no confidence in the validity of their sacraments. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID March 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm Thank you to all these Episcopal bishops for standing up for marriage equality at this critical time.History will show that you are on the right side of this issue.I’m so proud to be an Episcopalian. Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Nathaniel John says: Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY [Episcopal Diocese of California] More than two dozen bishops of the Episcopal Church have filed two briefs in U.S. Supreme Court supporting civil marriage equality for same-sex couples. At the invitation of the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Diocese of California and Christopher J. Hayes, chancellor of the diocese, bishops across the Episcopal Church joined a broad range of religious groups, organizations, and leaders in filings in two historic cases pending in the Supreme Court.The bishops represent dioceses located in the states of California, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia.In one filing, bishops in California unanimously supported a challenge to the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that ended access to civil marriage for same-sex couples in state. They joined Episcopal bishops in nine other states and Washington, D.C., 29 bishops in all, representing 23 out of 24 dioceses in civil jurisdictions with marriage equality, in supporting a second brief challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which prevents the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex civil marriages in their dioceses.In 2006, the Episcopal Church General Convention of the adopted a resolution calling on federal, state, and local governments to provide legal protection for same-sex couples and opposed the adoption of laws like Proposition 8 that prohibit same-sex civil marriages or civil unions. The 2009 General Convention authorized “bishops, particularly those in dioceses within civil jurisdictions where same-gender marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships are legal, [to] provide generous pastoral response to meet the needs of members of this Church.”The 2012 General Convention called on Congress to repeal DOMA and similar laws.The bishops who have joined these briefs have engaged in a generous pastoral response, many by authorizing the priests of their diocese to officiate at same-sex civil marriages. Other amici joining the Episcopal bishops on both briefs include the Rabbinical Assembly, which is the international association of conservative rabbis; the Union for Reform Judaism; the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis; the Unitarian Universalist Association; and the United Church of Christ among others. Groups within the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Society of Friends, and The United Methodist Church also signed the brief.The Episcopal bishops signing the briefs include: In the Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry: the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California; the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, bishop of El Camino Real; the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, bishop of Northern California; the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of San Diego; and the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, bishop of San Joaquin. These bishops all serve the Episcopal Church in the State of California.In the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor: the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California; the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, bishop of El Camino Real; the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Diane Jardine Bruce, Bishop Suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, bishop suffragan of Los Angeles; the Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner, bishop of Northern California; the Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes, bishop of San Diego; the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton, bishop of San Joaquin; the Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, bishop of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop suffragan of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, bishop suffragan of Connecticut; the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington (D.C.); the Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, bishop of Iowa; the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane, bishop of Maine; the Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland; the Rt. Rev. Joe Goodwin Burnett, assistant bishop of Maryland; the Rt. Rev. James Joseph Shand, bishop of Easton (Md.); the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw SSJE, bishop of Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, bishop suffragan of Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, bishop of Western Massachusetts; the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of New Hampshire; the Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, bishop of New York; the Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop of Long Island (N.Y.); the Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III, bishop of Central New York; the Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, bishop of Rochester (N.Y.); the Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin, bishop of Western New York; the Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely, bishop of Vermont; the Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia (Wash.); and the Rt. Rev. James E. Waggoner, Jr., bishop of Spokane (with respect to the portion of the diocese located in the State of Washington). Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Michael Curtner says: March 7, 2013 at 12:27 am Thank you to all of the bishops who have come forward, especially my own, Bp. Rickel of the Diocese of Olympia. From a pastoral point I don’t think the Church can do anything other than support men and women in their honest search for a life in Christ. Revelation is an on going process, when we listen for the work of the Spirit of God and work with it, we find new ways of living out the Gospel Life. When we dig our heels in and look only to the past we block the work of the Spirit of God. Rector Tampa, FL The Reverend Susan Russell says: Rector Shreveport, LA March 2, 2013 at 8:00 am I am proud to be an Episcopalian and We are ALL GOD’S Children even if we are ALL in diffrent denominations. We ALL BELONG to GOD! God taught us to LOVE our Neighbor and Love is the most important Commandment above all. So I do also believe God created us ALL in HIS Image. Straight, Gay, Black, White,Hispanic,Asian. We all BELONG to God and he sent his Son Jesus Christ for Who EVER believes in HIM will Have Eternal Life -Amen- Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA March 1, 2013 at 7:39 am Yes, Danny, heretics. They have departed from catholic Christian teaching on human sexuality, and are propagating something completely opposite, and thus, rightly called heretics. Rector Martinsville, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Same-Sex Marriage last_img read more

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Crops Facing Disease Issues as Harvest Approaches

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Crops Facing Disease Issues as Harvest Approaches Crops Facing Disease Issues as Harvest ApproachesWith Indiana crops nearing harvest, there are some disease issues that are impacting the quality and yield of both corn and soybeans.  As the corn crop heads toward black layer, some late season diseases are popping up due to the excessive rain we saw in August. T.C. Hoffman, with DuPont Pioneer, urges growers to check their fields, “We are starting to see some anthracnose stalk rot, and that means we have some concern about the long term standability of this corn.   I would definitely recommend that growers get out in the field and start doing some scouting to find out if they might need to get started on this field earlier than they normally would.”This is just one of the late season problems facing some Indiana corn fields. Hoffman said, especially in areas that have seen heavy rains, molds are showing up that will hurt grain quality, “If you see some ear molds, they are not going to get better. The longer it stays out there, the more chance it will have to drag yields down.”For most of the growing season, disease pressure was light in soybeans but, here at the end, we are seeing some problems, “We are seeing some SDS and some white mold show up in some soybean fields. This is especially true in some of the darker soils with higher plant populations.” Hoffman added, with the amount of rain some areas got in late August, this created a breeding ground for white mold.Listen to the complete report with T.C. Hoffman under the crops tab. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 5, 2016 Crops Facing Disease Issues as Harvest Approaches Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleSeptember is Hit the Road Month for FFA OfficersNext articleWorld Soy Buyers See Indiana Beans up Close Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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2,174 procedures cancelled in Limerick hospitals

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement Previous article6,000 students attend Limerick positive mental health eventNext articleUL Hospitals meet waiting list data standards Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCroom Orthopaedic HospitalFianna Fáillimerickst johns hospitalUL HospitalsUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL)Willie O’Dea TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img NewsLocal News2,174 procedures cancelled in Limerick hospitalsBy Alan Jacques – January 28, 2017 1473 Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” MORE than 2,000 medical procedures were cancelled in Limerick’s three public hospitals last year, according to figures released to Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea.The figures indicate that 2,174 operations and procedures were cancelled in Limerick in 2016. University Hospital Limerick (UHL) saw 1,572 procedures cancelled; St John’s Hospital saw 518 cancellations and 84 procedures were cancelled at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.“During the last year, waiting lists at University Hospital Limerick continued to reach new highs with 17,323 patients waiting for more than three months for outpatient treatment in November compared to 11,335 for the same month in 2015,” Deputy O’Dea told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “So the news that so many operations were cancelled during the year is of great concern. What is also worrying is the impact the ongoing trolley crisis at UHL will have on planned procedures over the coming weeks, as elective surgeries are usually cancelled when the Emergency Department come under extreme pressure, as has been the case over the last two to three weeks.”“The cancellation of operations and procedures has obviously lead to the situation where the number of outpatients at University Hospital Limerick waiting more than 18 months for treatment has increased from 558 in November 2015 to 1401 last November. This is an appalling situation and it’s simply not good enough,” he declared.However a spokesperson for the UL Hospitals Group said that cancellations are a feature of every hospital system and should be viewed in the context of overall hospital activity.“UL Hospitals aims to reschedule all patient appointments as quickly as possible and patients are prioritised based on clinical need.”“A significant number of operations/procedures are cancelled by a patient themselves  and there are some patients who do not attend their appointments. Other reasons for cancellations may include a clinical decision to defer by the consultant or team or if a patient is unfit for the procedure.All elective admissions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis during busy periods and where necessary only, non-urgent elective cases are postponed to free up additional bed capacity for emergencies.”“UL Hospitals Group will continue to work towards meeting the national targets for waiting lists in 2017. To achieve this, we are maximising capacity across the group and additional internal capacity is also being provided in particular specialties to cater for those patients waiting 12 months or longer for an appointment or treatment,” the spokesperson concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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Are Housing Databases Overshadowing Agents?

first_img Previous: Inventory Shortages & Affordability Leading Some Homeowners to Renovate Next: Navigating Safe Harbors and HOAs  Print This Post Are Housing Databases Overshadowing Agents? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily January 15, 2018 1,855 Views Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Are Housing Databases Overshadowing Agents? in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson databases HOUSING mortgage 2018-01-15 Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: databases HOUSING mortgage Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago At a California Association of Realtors (CAR) recent panel discussion, real estate agents, brokers, and multiple listing service (MLS) operators expressed their concerns that housing databases are causing agent-run property listing services to become unnecessary.Real estate agents utilize MLS’s to serve as the source of information about homes for sale, property details, and insider information to consumers. However, according to a recent article by Mercury News, commercial websites such as Zillow, Redfin, and realtor.com are changing the game. “The world of big data doesn’t seem to have come to the MLS in any meaningful way,” David Silver-Westrick, a Partner at San Clemente-based Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty told Mercury News. “We’re missing the boat on lots of big data opportunities. To the extent that consumers have better tools than we do, we just become irrelevant.”Therefore, CAR is making an effort to create a future for real estate agent run MLS sites, which will help the association meet its 12-year-old goal of forming a single, statewide database in California—the state currently has over 40 MLS’s.Creating a single database for an entire state comes with its concerns, the article notes that during CAR’s panel discussion, two challenges were brought up. The first is the question: Where’s the data coming from? Without a clear direction of where the information is coming from, MLS problems can include inaccurate and outdated data.“As someone who lists and sells real estate, I need it to be more efficient,” said Jeanne Radsick, a real estate agent with Century 21 Tobias Real Estate in Bakersfield. “I need to not have to go to multiple sources to find what I’m looking for.”Another issue, which is attributed in the article as the main issue, is politics. The challenge is figuring out who controls the information—the broker or the MLS? Also, a lot of jobs are at stake under a single MLS system.“These changes in the environment, particularly on the consumer side, have given the consumer … the ability to have information that is equivalent, if not superior, to what the agents have,” said Joel Singer, CEO of the State Realtor Association. “The question is can this current structure survive? Or perhaps the question is should this current structure survive if it doesn’t alter.”The statewide MLS effort has so far led to the creation of the Diamond Bar-based California Regional Multiple Listing Service, which currently represents most of Southern California and the Bay Area.To view the full article, click here. Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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Successful start to Movember Campaign

first_imgOUSU’s charity initiative “Raise and Give” [RAG] launched the university’s Movember campaign at Balliol College last week, the first of a series of events to raise money for The Movember Foundation. The Foundation aims to raise awareness of male health issues, both mental and physical, and invests in research into prostate and testicular cancer.  The events taking place throughout November will include a dodgeball match, a charity formal at Hertford College, a variety of film nights and pub quizzes. JCRs are also expected to get involved in raising money.Attempts to grow facial hair are thought to have a long history at Oxford. One Magdalen don who opposed the admission of women to the College for many years is said to have consoled himself when the floodgates opened by observing “At least they won’t try and grow beards in the second year.”According to the organisers, the campaign managed to raise in excess of £2,000 in the first four days alone, from around 200 people. Last year Oxford raised over £30,000, the largest amount collected by any university in the UK. Harry Housemen, St Hugh’s college, who participated last year after his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer emphasised the importance of growing a moustache as a means of breaking down the embarrassment surrounding men’s mental health issues.“By wearing a moustache on our faces for a month we adopt a sign of masculinity, which encourages conversations surrounding these otherwise awkward areas… … Last year I attempted to grow a moustache… which failed on an epic scale, this year I will attempt the same to similar such results.” RAG is also hosting a series of talks to raise awareness. Ben Bowers, who survived testicular cancer twice, spoke as an ambassador for Movember UK to encourage men to check themselves regularly to catch irregularities early. The Oxford Biology Society will also be hosting a talk from leading researches in Prostate Cancer and mental health.When asked about the goals of RAG’S campaign, the vice president Jodie Spencer said “Our main goal is to raise awareness for men’s health issues, both physical and mental. 1 in 8 men will suffer from prostate cancer in their life, and 1 in 4 men will suffer from some kind of mental health issue. It is easy to forget that testicular cancer is a young man’s disease, most commonly found in men between the ages of 18 and 35. But if the disease is caught earlier than there is an over 96% survival rate.” According to Movember’s website the majority of the funds raised in the UK go towards Cancer Research. The Institute of Cancer Research has been given £1,050,000 to date towards its research into the genes that cause testicular cancer, while Prostate Cancer UK has received £6,461,000.last_img read more

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Police Activity Report: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

first_imgCalls for Service: 526 Daily Average: 75 October 28, 2018: Sunday  Calls for service: 69Stops: 16 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 25 Alarms: 1          The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 5 EMS callsOpen property, 3000 block Bay Avenue, at 9:03amTraffic hazard, 5600 block Bay Avenue, at 11:16amMedical emergency, 6th & Wesley Avenue, at 12:09pmWarrant arrest, 13th & Simpson Avenue, at 1:39pmTheft, 200 block 9th Street, at 6:08pmVerbal dispute, 1100 block Wesley Avenue, at 8:57pmOctober 29, 2018: Monday  Calls for service: 102Stops: 29 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 3           The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire and  6 EMS callsJuvenile problem, 1200 block West Avenue, at 1:35amProperty damage, 5th Street and Haven Avenue, at 9:38amJuvenile problem, 500 block Atlantic Avenue, at 10:39amVerbal dispute, 9th Street & Asbury Avenue, at 1:23pmMotor vehicle accident, 8th Street & West Ave., at 5:22pmAgency Assist, 500 block Wesley Avenue, at 6:17pmFall City property, 1800 block Bay Avenue, at 7:19pmOctober 30, 2018: Tuesday Calls for service: 110Stops: 30 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 3     The Police Department assisted in 10 Fire and 6 EMS callsVehicle lockout, 900 block West Avenue, at 4:11amTrespassing, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 9:26amFall City property, 600 block Asbury Avenue, at 1:29pmSuspicious person, 100 Bark Drive, at 2:38pmAccident, 1700 block Simpson Avenue, at 3:43pmHarassment, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 4:00pmVerbal dispute, 400 block Haven Avenue, at 8:52pmJuvenile problem, 2900 block Haven Avenue, at 8:55pmOctober 31, 2018: Wednesday Calls for service: 52Stops: 13 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 14 Alarms: 2    The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 1 EMS callsProperty damage, 4000 block Asbury Avenue, at 9:06amAbandoned vehicle, Wesley Road, at 10:24amTheft, 3300 block Bay Avenue, at 12:59pmWarrant arrest, Route 52, at 1:23pmTraffic stop/warrant arrest, 500 block 14th St., at 1:06pmFraud, 800 block Central Avenue, at 2:10pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Coolidge, at 3:28pmDWI, North Street & Wesley Avenue, at 6:02pmVerbal dispute, 1100 block Wesley Avenue, at 7:45pmNovember 1, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 53Stops: 4 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 17 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5  Fire and 4 EMS callsMedical emergency, Spruce Road, at 10:34amCity Ordinance, 800 block Boardwalk, at 10:33amProperty damage, 3200 block West Avenue, at 11:31amAbandoned vehicle, 700 block Haven Avenue, at 12:23pmMotor vehicle, 3400 block Bay Avenue, at 3:01pmMotor vehicle, 700 block West Avenue, at 5:44pmOpen property, 5600 block West Avenue, at 6:29pmNeighbor dispute, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:37pmNovember 2, 2018: FridayCalls for service: 69Stops: 11 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 26 Alarms: 6    The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire 5 EMS callsSuspicious person, 1200 block Ocean Avenue, at 1:21amTheft, 3200 block Central Avenue, at 8:52amFight, 501 Atlantic Avenue, at 11:39amAssault, 400 block Wesley Avenue, at 2:51pmTrespassing, 500 block Bay Avenue, at 4:56pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th & Simpson Avenue, at 7:10pmNovember 3, 2018: Saturday Calls for service: 71Stops: 26 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 2  The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 3 EMS callsMedical emergency, 700 block Central Avenue, at 9:15amPerson/Property check, 500 block 8th Street, at 10:11amSuspicious person, West 52nd Street, at 7:32pmCity Ordinance, 800 block Boardwalk, at 7:22pmUnconscious Person, 1200 Wesley Avenue, at 10:51pmCity Ordinance noise, 100 block Bay Road, at 11:29pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For non-emergencies call 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response. The police department is located at last_img read more

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Warrens Bakery opens cupcake café

first_imgCornwall-based Warrens Bakery has opened Sprinkles, a cupcake café in Penzance, just in time for National Cupcake Week. The shop, which marks a new direction for the firm, will offer over a dozen varieties of cupcakes, from passionfruit, tiramisu and caramel to chocolate and raspberry.It has been designed to have a modern but relaxed feel with comfy sofas and high tables. The cafe also has plasma screens, so customers can watch lifestyle television programmes while they eat and drink.“The craze for cupcake café started in America but in recent years more and more are popping up all over the UK,” commented cafe manager, Andrea Cornish. “They’re particularly popular in London so it’s great to be able to open one here in Penzance.”The shop will serve speciality Origin coffee as well as a range of other hot drinks. Warren’s currently has six other bakery shops & cafés in the south west as well as operating a wholesale business. It produces Cornish pasties, cakes and Christmas puddings.last_img read more

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Song by Notre Dame Folk Choir featured in ‘Lady Bird’

first_imgNotre Dame shares a connection with the five-time Oscar nominated film “Lady Bird,” as it features a song by the Notre Dame Folk Choir at the end of the movie.“Lady Bird” — which depicts the coming-of-age story of a girl as she attends a Catholic high school, fills out college applications, experiences her first love and navigates a tumultuous relationship with her mother — utilizes the song by the Folk Choir during a crucial point in the main character’s journey, choir director Karen Schneider-Kirner said.“The song is featured at the very end of the movie, when the lead character, played by actress Saoirse Ronan, has an awakening moment and realizes the gift of her family and mother in particular,” Schneider-Kirner said in an email.The song, Schneider-Kirner said, is “Rosa mystica,” a song from the Folk Choir’s 1996 album, “Prophets of Joy.” She said Trappist monk Fr. Chrysogynus Waddell composed the song as a hymn to Mary “with a text dating back to the 16th century.”Senior and choir president William Maher said part of the reason the scene in which the song plays is poignant is because the lyrics to “Rosa mystica” parallel the stage Ronan’s character has reached in her life.“The song, the lyrics themselves talk about changing and the transformation that happens when you accept Christ into your life,” Maher said. “Everything about it was just perfect.”Maher said “Rosa mystica” had a particularly significant meaning to the Folk Choir even before it appeared in “Lady Bird.”“It is definitely a song that we love to sing; it is something that we find really special as well,” he said. “When we are all together at our tours or social gatherings, we sing this song, and it was really special to see and hear that in the context of the movie.”Because the song holds such deep meaning for the choir, Schneider-Kirner said it was important for her and the rest of the choir to hear the song featured at what they believe is a pivotal moment in the film.“A large group of us went to see the film at [the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center] this past Saturday night,” she said, “It was a tear-jerker moment when I heard the song during the movie, as I’ve often directed that piece through the years during my [20-plus] years of association with this choir, and I knew the composer, who is now deceased.”Maher said it is unclear exactly how the production team of “Lady Bird” chose “Rosa mystica” to be in the movie, but he believes the piece must have touched them the way it touches the members of the Folk Choir.“We were just lucky in that we had this piece that we have been singing for decades now that they found to be appropriate,” Maher said.Schneider-Kirner said she is nearly certain there is some kind of Notre Dame connection within the production team of the movie. Either way, however, Schneider-Kirner said she is proud the Folk Choir could contribute to the film in this way.“The most rewarding part of this experience is being able to share this piece that we have long known and loved, appropriately dedicated to Our Lady, with a worldwide audience,” she said. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our choir.”Tags: coming-of-age, Film, Lady Bird, Music, Notre Dame folk choirlast_img read more

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Weekly unemployment claims continue to show improvement

first_imgWeekly unemployment insurance claims fell for the fourth consecutive week, showing nearly 5,000 fewer regular benefit claims compared to last year at this time. For the week of May 15, 2010, there were 850 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 33 from the week before. This is the third consecutive week that there was a steep drop in new claims. Altogether 11,579 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 922 from a week ago and 4,758 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 3,773 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 112 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 2,522 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 93 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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