Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgMeridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meridian Marshall Holdings (MMH.gh)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileMeridian-Marshall Holding Company Limited (Marshalls) is a public educational initiative of Meridian Pre-University (PMU) which provides career-orientated post-secondary education courses as well as degree and diploma programmes for high school graduates and working adults in African and internationally. The company offers business-orientated degree and diploma programmes for students wishing to enter the fields of business management, arts and social sciences, modern languages, information technology, and hospitality and tourism. WASSCS graduates and working adults attend Microsoft-certified courses to improve their business technology skills. Other post-graduate courses on offer include engineering, law, communication, medicine and practical job skills. Marshalls is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to operate as a tertiary institution and is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Microsoft Technology Academy in the USA. Marshalls is based in Accra, Ghana. Meridian-Marshall Holdings is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The gold price could rise to $3,000 say analysts. Here’s how I’d aim to profit

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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According to analysts at Bank of America, the price of the yellow metal could potentially rise to $3,000 over the next 18 months. “As central banks and governments double their balance sheets and fiscal deficits, respectively, we have also decided to up our 18-month gold target from $2,000 to $3,000/oz”, they wrote recently.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…If you’re bullish on gold and expect the price to keep rising, there are a number of ways to gain exposure to the commodity. Here’s a look at three options.Gold bullionOne is to simply buy gold bullion (physical gold). 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This is because a higher gold price generally translates to higher revenues and profits for the underlying company.In the UK, there are many gold-producing companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. One example is FTSE 100 company Polymetal International. It’s a top-10 global gold producer with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan. Year to date, Polymetal shares are up over 40%.Another example is FTSE 250 gold miner Centamin. It’s a company focused mainly on mining gold in Egypt. This year, it’s up about 27%. Other UK gold stocks that have performed well in 2020 include Petropavlovsk, Highland Gold Mining, and Greatland Gold.A word of caution, however. Gold stocks can be volatile. While they can deliver fantastic returns when the gold price is rising, they can also fall sharply when gold falls. It’s also worth noting that related stocks don’t always rise when the price is rising. Gold mining is a complex business and there are many things that can go wrong.So, if you’re thinking about investing in gold stocks in order to profit from the gold price, it’s a smart idea to focus on risk, as well as reward. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 25th April, 2020 Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The gold price could rise to $3,000 say analysts. 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Políticas migratorias de Trump imponen reducción a la red de…

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Rector Shreveport, LA Faith & Politics, Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Refugees Migration & Resettlement Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC 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 Aunque ella estaba en sexto grado, Ayesh, que huyó a Turquía desde el distrito de Idlib en Siria, no está asistiendo a la escuela. Foto Shehzad Noorani/UNICEF.[Episcopal News Service] El Ministerio episcopal de Migración (EMM por su sigla en inglés) suprimirá seis agencias de su red de filiales de 31 miembros en 2018 debido al cambio de política en EE.UU. que reducirá el número de refugiados a reasentarse en este país anualmente a más de la mitad.Las filiales y las diócesis episcopales donde se encuentran son:Refugee One en Chicago, Illinois (Diócesis de Chicago);Servicios sociales Luteranos del Noreste de la Florida en Jacksonville (Diócesis de Florida);Servicios sociales Luteranos de Dakota del Norte en Fargo y Servicios sociales Luteranos de Dakota del Norte en Grand Forks (Diócesis de Dakota del Norte);Ascentria Care Alliance en Concord, Nuevo Hampshire (Diócesis de Nuevo Hampshire);Ascentria Care Alliance en Westfield, Massachusetts (Diócesis de Massachusetts Occidental).El EMM No reasentará refugiados a través de estas filiales durante el año fiscal 2018 (del 1 de octubre de 2017 al 30 de septiembre de 2018).Las supresiones que se planean son un paso doloroso pero estratégicamente necesario, le dijo el Rdo. Canónigo E. Mark Stevenson, director del EMM a Episcopal News Service. Además, se producen después de otras dos recientes decisiones de reducir la presencia del EMM, una relacionada directamente con el cambio de la política migratoria del gobierno, y otra no.“Es doloroso, es horrible, pero esperamos —y rogamos— que hayamos tomado las decisiones correctas para la salud de la totalidad de la red y para el bienestar de los refugiados”, dijo él. “Esa es nuestra preocupación fundamental”.Luego de los decretos ejecutivos del presidente Trump sobre la inmigración que reducen el número de refugiados que pueden ser reasentados anualmente en el país a más de la mitad, el Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. ha emitido directrices a las agencias de reasentamiento para que planifiquen no más de 50.000 admisiones de refugiados en el próximo año fiscal. Los dos recientes decretos ejecutivos de Trump pueden encontrarse aquí.Stevenson dijo que el EMM y las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento que funcionan con contratos del gobierno federal para reasentar refugiados “están contemplando reestructurarse a fin de tener el tamaño adecuado para el año fiscal 2018”.Las otras agencias de reasentamiento son el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias, el Consejo de Desarrollo de la Comunidad Etíope, HIAS (anteriormente conocida como la Sociedad Hebrea de Ayuda al Inmigrante), el Comité de Rescate Internacional, el Servicio Luterano de Inmigración y Refugiados, el Comité de EE.UU. para Refugiados e Inmigrantes, el Servicio de Migración y Refugiados de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. y Ayuda Mundial (Conforme a la legislación federal, los refugiados sólo pueden entrar en EE.UU. bajo el auspicio de una de estas agencias).“Estamos viendo también cómo estructurarnos para permanecer eficientes durante el resto de este año, porque gran parte de la financiación que nos llega del gobierno federal se calcula en base al número de refugiados que ingresa en Estados Unidos”, explicó él.Por consiguiente, cuando los refugiados no pueden entrar en EE.UU., las agencias de reasentamiento tales como el EMM reciben mucho menos dinero federal de lo que esperaban. Esa reducción también hace más difícil proporcionar los servicios regulares a los refugiados que ya están asentados en EE.UU.Los administradores de las nueve agencias se han visto obligados a tomar decisiones para preservar la red de agencias y filiales de una manera que resulte lo mejor para los refugiados.“Es importante para nosotros tener un sistema en que se reasiente a los refugiados donde sea seguro, donde sea rentable, donde les ofrezcan la oportunidad de prosperar como nuevos estadounidenses”, dijo Stevenson.Con esos intereses en mente, dijo él, cada agencia ha estado tomando decisiones basándose en donde  ahora funciona, donde funciona en sociedad con otras agencias y donde, las nacionalidades que se esperan de futuros refugiados, los refugiados anteriores, han creados comunidades que puedan sostener a los recién llegados.“No queremos dejar a una comunidad completamente tambaleante”, expresó Stevenson.El Rdo. Canónigo  E. Mark Stevenson y el personal del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración se reunió para un retiro en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York al tiempo que el EMM y las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento de refugiados en Estados Unidos se enfrentan a reducciones presupuestales debido al cambio de la política de EE.UU. sobre el ingreso de refugiados. Foto del EMM vía Facebook.Un momento inquietante para el reasentamiento de refugiadosLas últimas siete y media semanas han sido difíciles e impredecibles para las nueve agencias de reasentamiento.El 27 de enero, el decreto ejecutivo inicial de Trump suspendió el ingreso de refugiados en Estados Unidos al menos durante 120 días. El decreto también decía que cuando el gobierno levante la prohibición, impondría ulteriores restricciones a refugiados potenciales de siete países de mayoría musulmana. Además, Trump dijo que, después que el interdicto concluya, él autorizaría solamente el ingreso de 50.000 refugiados en Estados Unidos en lugar de los 110.000 que se contemplaban para este año fiscal. Conforme a la ley federal, el Presidente fija la tasa máxima de refugiados a los que les será permitido reasentarse en Estados Unidos. Las nueve agencias se habían acondicionado con personal y oficinas para reasentar el número mayor de refugiados.El juez federal de distrito James Robart de Seattle impuso una suspensión temporal al decreto de Trump el 6 de febrero, dejando el programa de admisión de refugiados del Departamento de Estado en el limbo. Trump emitió su segundo decreto ejecutivo el 6 de marzo, en el que quitaba a Irak de la lista de siete países y parafraseaba su primer decreto en un intento de evitar nuevas alegaciones de que violaba la garantía de libertad de cultos de la Constitución de EE.UU. El nuevo decreto mantiene la reducción del número de refugiados que pueden ingresar en EE.UU. después que la labor se reanude.El decreto del 6 de marzo quedó suspendido en tanto los magistrados de un tribunal federal de distrito revisan dictámenes que lo impugnan. El 29 de marzo, el juez federal de distrito Derrick Watson de Hawái emitió una suspensión más duradera del decreto. Watson había impuesto primero una restricción temporal. Este dictamen está en vigor hasta que Watson lo revoque, incluso durante el proceso de apelación, el cual el gobierno de Trump recurrió al día siguiente.El gobierno también ha apelado el dictamen de un juez federal en Maryland que bloquea el decreto. Y Robart, el juez federal de distrito en Washington, aún no se ha pronunciado sobre las impugnaciones al segundo decreto.El término “refugiado” tiene un significado legal específico. El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados designa a una persona como “refugiado” si huye de la persecución, la guerra o la violencia. Esas personas solicitan esa designación y se consideran distintas de los inmigrantes. Pueden obtener estatus de refugiados después de que el ACNUR  aprueba su solicitud. El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración reasienta a refugiados que han recibido tal designación de la ONU, han sido remitidos por la ONU a Estados Unidos y han pasado a través de un proceso de aprobación en EE.UU.El impacto del decreto ejecutivo en el balance del EMM es especialmente drástico porque el EMM es un ministerio singular de la Iglesia Episcopal, tanto en lo estructural como en los fiscal. Si bien no está incorporado como un organismo independiente, como es el caso de la Agencia Episcopal para Ayuda y Desarrollo, el EMM recibe muy poco dinero del presupuesto denominacional, y el 99,5 por ciento de su financiación proviene del gobierno federal. Su oficina principal se encuentra en el Centro [denominacional] de la Iglesia Episcopal en Nueva York.Stevenson ha dicho que el 90 por ciento del dinero del contrato se destina directamente al reasentamiento de refugiados. El EMM retiene alrededor de $2 millones para gastos administrativos, incluidos los salarios de todo su personal nacional. Cualquier dinero que no se utilice se le devuelve al gobierno.Las filiales reciben dinero a través del EMM proveniente de los contratos federales y en consecuencia se enfrentan a drásticas reducciones presupuestarias cuando no ingresan refugiados en el país. La red del EMM es una mezcla de tres tipos de afiliados. Dos son esencialmente ramas del EMM. El resto son operaciones independientes que funcionan sólo con el EMM o con el EMM y el Servicio Mundial de Iglesias o el Servicio Luterano de Inmigración y Refugiados o ambos.Las filiales están usando reservas de efectivo, [recurriendo a] recaudaciones de fondos y a cualquier otro apoyo que el EMM pueda darles para pagar a sus empleados y cubrir alquileres y otros gastos de operaciones. El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia acordó en febrero darle al EMM $500.000 para ayudarlo a través de 2017. La agencia misma anunció recientemente una campaña de recaudación de fondos para salvar la falta de financiación.En el año fiscal 2016, que transcurrió del 1 de octubre de 2015 hasta el 30 de septiembre de 2016, el EMM reasentó a 5.762 refugiados en Estados Unidos provenientes de 35 países, entre ellos la República Democrática del Congo, Birmania, Afganistán y Siria. Este año fiscal ya le ha dado la bienvenida a 2.766 refugiados y esperaba reasentar a 6.175 personas hasta el momento en que Trump firmó su decreto ejecutivo el 27 de enero. En total, las nueve agencias ya han asentado aproximadamente 38.000 refugiados este año fiscal, dijo Stevenson.Desde el giro impuesto por la política del gobierno de Trump, el EMM ha reducido su personal nacional en un 22 por ciento debido a la reducción de la financiación federal. A fines de febrero anunció que cerraría su oficina de Miami que tenía más de 30 años, no debido a las decisiones del gobierno de Trump, sino debido a los cambios hechos por el ex presidente Barack Obama a la política de EE.UU. sobre migrantes cubanos.Suprimir seis filiales de la red y cerrar la oficina de Miami equivale a una reducción de un 23 por ciento en la red, dijo Stevenson. “Confiamos que será suficiente”, añadió.Algunas de las otras ocho agencias de reasentamiento ya han anunciado sus decisiones. Ayuda Mundial anunció a mediados de febrero que despediría a más de 140 empleados y que cerraba sus oficinas en Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami; Nashville, Tennessee y Glen Burnie, Maryland.El Servicio Mundial de Iglesias ha comenzado una campaña de recaudación de fondos de $1 millón.La otra realidad, explicó Stevenson, es que el número reducido de refugiados y las decisiones de las agencias afectarán negativamente las economías de las ciudades de las filiales. Los dueños de casas que les alquilan a los refugiados, los empleadores que los contratan y los maestros de idiomas, el personal médico, los empleados docentes que los ayudan a integrarse en la sociedad estadounidense perderán dinero o empleos, predijo Stevenson.“Estamos tomando las mejores decisiones estratégicas que podemos todos los días en base a la información que tenemos delante de nosotros”, afirmó él. “De manera que, dada la información de que ahora disponemos y los supuestos con que todos estamos trabajando en las nueve agencias de reasentamiento, creemos que ese ajuste en el tamaño de nuestra red nos posicionará adecuadamente para ser un sistema robusto para el reasentamiento de refugiados al concluir la suspensión y el año fiscal 2018”.En el ínterin, Rebecca Linder Blachly, directora de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal, dijo a ENS que su oficina continuaría colaborando con esas personas en el gobierno que decidirán si la prohibición puede levantarse después de 120 días “a confiar en que tenemos instalado un buen proceso” para el reasentamiento de refugiados.El comunicado de prensa oficial concerniente a la reducción puede verse aquí.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora sénior y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Donald Trump, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Políticas migratorias de Trump imponen reducción a la red de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Iglesia Episcopal La movida ‘estratégica’  mantendrá firme al Ministerio Episcopal de Migración, dice su director Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Por Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Apr 4, 2017 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Refugee Ban, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

Celebrating Marion Walter – and other unsung female mathematicians

first_img TAGStheconversation.comWomen’s History Month Previous articleReprogramming the heartNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Women’s History MonthBy Jennifer Ruef, Assistant Professor of Education Studies, University of Oregon.       Editor’s Note: This article first published in theconversation.comWhen I was teaching mathematics in the 90s, before the internet, I had a book of “women mathematicians.” This was helpful for sharing inspirational stories with my middle school students, but there were just six women in this short book.These days, we have the internet – and more stories about women in mathematics. For example, the 2016 blockbuster movie “Hidden Figures,” based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterley, introduced the world to African-American women mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Christine Darden. The world recently lost Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win a Fields Medal (sort of like the Nobel Prize, but in mathematics).But we still need more stories about women in mathematics. While many mathematicians know of my colleague Marion Walter, she isn’t known well outside her field. And she should be, for her own story and the lessons she brings to our understanding of mathematics.Meeting Marion WalterMarion Walter will turn 90 years old this July, but when you ask her about growing up, she’ll tell you she hasn’t yet.She was born in 1928 to a Jewish family in Berlin. She and her sister, Ellen, attended a Jewish boarding school 390 miles away, in Herrlingen, Germany.In 1939, Marion and Ellen left Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport, the rescue operation that evacuated thousands of Jewish children to England before the outbreak of World War II. When the war began, her school – like many others on the south coast – was evacuated to the English countryside.Marion Walter is professor emerita of mathematics at the University of Oregon. Marion Walter, CC BY-SAAt Christmastime in 1944, the headmistress of Marion’s secondary school called her to ask if she knew yet what her plans were now that she had graduated. It was the middle of the winter, in the middle of the war, and the math teacher had just quit unexpectedly. So the headmistress offered Marion the position, for the salary of 10 shillings per week. This was enough for Marion to purchase fish and chips in the neighboring village, if she biked there.Though Marion still had to sleep in the dormitory with her students, she was pleased to have access to the teachers’ lounge. At age 16, Marion taught math to students aged 5 to 16, and says that her graduating students all passed their school certificate examination.Learning and helping others learnMarion taught for two terms before moving on to her next adventure: academic studies in mathematics and education.She arrived in London in the fall of 1945, where she began her formal study of mathematics at the Regent Street Polytechnic. After she attained her intermediate Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, she moved with her family to New York City. While there, she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from Hunter College, then a master’s degree in mathematics from New York University.She studied at night because she did computing work during the day. Marion worked on computations for research professors at New York University, using a Marchant calculator. This mechanical computing machine required the user to physically move a cylinder over when adding numbers with multiple digits.Marion went on to earn her doctorate in mathematics education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was hired to teach at Simmons College. While in Massachusetts, she founded the Boston Area Mathematics Specialists, a group focused on improving the teaching and learning of mathematics for school children. In 1977, she moved to the University of Oregon. I met her there in 2016.Marion’s major mathematical line of study has been problem posing – the art of asking and refining mathematical questions.Her most significant book is likely “The Art of Problem Solving”, co-authored with mathematics educator Stephen Brown. She has also written several articles and children’s books about mathematics.A visual depiction of Marion Walter’s Theorem.Jennifer Ruef, CC BYMarion is also one of few people to have a theorem named after her, based on the following question: If the sides of a triangle are trisected, what is the resulting area of the hexagon that’s created?Like Marion, we can benefit from cultivating a sense of wonder. Wonder at how people make sense of mathematics, and wonder at how mathematics can describe the world. Wonder keeps us learning and growing.Representing mathI asked Marion, who retired in 1993, if she had any advice to share. She was adamant on two counts. First, adults should never tell children, “I was not good at math.” And second, they should not tell children that they are wrong.Research supports both claims. Telling students we’re not good at mathematics sends the message that they might not be either. And when children think they are not good at math, it hurts their ability to engage with it. On the second count, when someone has a “wrong” answer in mathematics, it’s often because they are thinking about a different problem, or the same problem in a different way.That said, sometimes there are mathematically incorrect answers. So what do we say? Marion suggests asking, “How are you thinking about the problem?” When children are partners in problem-solving, they are invited into an apprenticeship as mathematicians.The next time you have a reason to think about mathematicians, I hope you will remember Marion Walter. Women and girls have been told, in many ways, that there is no room in math and science for them. Representations matter. The more powerful women we see in mathematics, the more evidence we have that mathematics is for all people. Children who are learning about the world, and their potential place in it, benefit from visions of who they might become – perhaps a woman in mathematics.last_img read more

Oscar Espinosa Chepe subjected to political control but spared forced work

first_imgElsewhere, the East Havana municipal court on 15 February sentenced Reinaldo Cosado Alén, of the independent Lux Info Press news agency to a “work order without imprisonment” because of a fine equivalent to 1,000 euros that had supposedly gone unpaid for ten years. News Organisation March 1, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Oscar Espinosa Chepe subjected to political control but spared forced work On his appearance before the Playa municipal court in Havana on 28 February, Oscar Espinosa Chepe was told his “social attitude” would be monitored on a daily basis and he would have to apply 72 hours in advance if he wishes to leave the capital. The independent journalist will therefore be under constant surveillance by the Communist Party and Youth wing, the Committee for the Defence of the Revolution, the Association of the Combatants of the Cuban Revolution and the Federation of Cuban Women. He has to report on 6 March to the representatives of these bodies, who will check on his “behaviour” and relay it to the court. In the event of any infringements on his part or improvement in his health, his release on licence, since 29 November 2004, will be revoked and he will be returned to prison. Espinosa Chepe is also banned from changing his residence without the court’s approval.He did however obtain a dispensation from working for a state body, as ordered by the president of the Playa court, Sandra Méndez, on account of his age. He is 65 years old.__________________________________________________________28.02.06 – Two journalists face re-imprisonment in a “judicial farce”Reporters Without Borders said it feared that court summonses issued to independent journalists Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Jorge Olivera Castillo mean they will be sent back to jail.The two men, who were imprisoned in the March 2003 crackdown, were released on health grounds at the end of 2004. They then both sought and were refused permission to leave Cuba.“These ill-timed court summonses look like a judicial farce”, said the press freedom organisation. “What is the point of trying to get independent journalists to give up their work, knowing full well that they will never do so?” asked the press freedom organisation. “If the Cuban authorities are so determined to silence Oscar Espinosa Chepe and Jorge Olivera Castillo why don’t they grant their request to leave the country? The repression of dissident voices is in any event doomed to failure”, it added.Espinosa Chepe, who was sentenced in April 2003 to 20 years in prison, was released on licence for health reasons on 29 November 2004. “I am in danger of having this licence revoked which would mean going back to prison”, he told Reporters Without Borders.“A new crackdown is sweeping the country and the independent press is first in line”, he said on the eve of his court appearance on 28 February 2006 before the Playa municipal court in Havana.Olivera Castillo, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2003 and released on 6 December 2004, is due to appear on 1st March before Old Havana municipal court, which previously summoned him on 21 February. At that hearing, the judges informed him that he was banned from leaving the city and ordered him to work for a state organisation.They told him he would be immediately returned to prison if he broke these rules. The 1st March hearing could well mean the confirmation of this measure, since, as he told Reporters Without Borders as he left court on 21 February, he has no intention of giving up his journalistic work. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas Help by sharing this information RSF_en CubaAmericas center_img to go further News RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Follow the news on Cuba News October 15, 2020 Find out more Two journalists imprisoned during the March 2003 crackdown, Oscar Espinosa Chepe (photo) and Jorge Olivera Castillo, who were released on health grounds at the end of 2004 have been summoned to appear before courts in Havana on 28 February and 1st March and are in danger of being returned to prison. Receive email alerts May 6, 2020 Find out more October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Liu Xiaobo, last year’s Nobel peace laureate, still in prison

first_img October 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liu Xiaobo, last year’s Nobel peace laureate, still in prison RSF_en News News ChinaAsia – Pacific In the wake of today’s announcement that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni rights activist Tawakkul Karman, Reporters Without Borders urges the laureates to press the Chinese government to free last year’s winner of the award, Liu Xiaobo.A dissident writer and intellectual who is serving an 11-year jail sentence, Liu is the only Nobel peace laureate currently in prison.“We congratulate this year’s laureates and welcome the fact that this triple award pays tribute to their work on behalf of women’s rights, a vital cause,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “We urge Sirleaf, Gbowee and Karman to bring all their moral weight to bear on the Chinese government so that Liu can be released and the harassment of his family and friends can end.“Liu’s continuing detention and the especially strict surveillance of his family should be the subject of a major campaign by all human rights activists. A year after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu is not only still detained but is also subject to most strict solitary confinement and is being denied the family visits that the law allows him. This situation is unacceptable.”Jean-Philippe Béja, a French sinologist who is a friend of Liu, said: “The situation of human rights activists has deteriorated a great deal in the course of 2011. Some have ‘disappeared,” others have been beaten or threatened. Liu’s wife is still under house arrest and is being denied any contact with the outside world. She can only leave her home once a week.”In conciliatory gestures apparently designed to defuse tension in the run-up to the announcement of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the authorities allowed Liu to attend his father’s funeral in August and let him have two family visits in September, the first since he was convicted in 2009.Arrested in December 2008, Liu was sentenced on 25 December 2009 to 11 years in prison on a charge of subverting state authority for posting outspoken articles online and for helping to draft Charter 08, a call for democratic reform.Inspired by Charter 77, the charter circulated by Czechoslovak dissidents in 1977, Charter 08 was released on 8 December 2008, two days before the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Originally signed by some 300 intellectuals and human rights activists, it now has more than 10,000 signatures. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Organisation to go furthercenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimeslast_img read more

A Day with Dad at Mijares: Celebrate Father’s Day with a Special Brunch at Mijares

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The best gift you can give your loved ones is time.This Father’s Day, show your Dad how much he means to you by spending some quality time with him. To make it more special, top it off with a Father’s Day brunch at Pasadena’s favorite Mexican restaurant, Mijares.With two locations in Pasadena, Mijares has been a family tradition since 1920 and is home to the Best Margarita in Pasadena.Tradition and good food is what Mijares is all about, and the same can be said this Father’s Day.The Father’s Day Brunch menu will include entrees such as Mexican Style Shrimp Fajitas, Prime Rib, Pork Back Ribs, Grouper Filet, Chorizo con Huevos, Achiote Chicken and many more. There will also be a Taco Bar where you can build your own taco with chicken, beef or pork fillings, soft mini tortillas, salsa quemada, salsa roja, salsa verde, chopped onions and cilantro and limes.For those who eat healthy, a variety of salads is also available with cucumber salad, spring salad, potato salad, Ceviche de Pescado, chicken salad, and more. Of course desserts will served too, where you can choose from churros, cookies, Pan Mexicano, flan, cakes, Bunuelos, and pudding.Finally, what’s a brunch at Mijares without its Omelet bar? Incomplete. So you can be sure this Father’s Day, the Omelet bar will be open.The brunch will be $26.95 for adults, and $12.95 for children (ages 5-12).  Brunch will be served from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. Full menu and Specials will be served after 3:00 pm.A Father’s Day celebration with a touch of Mexico has never been more tempting than this.MIjares Restaurant is located at 145 Palmetto Drive, and at 1806 E. Washington Blvd., with the brunch available at the Palmetto branch only.To learn more about Mijares Mexican Restaurant, visit http://www.mijaresrestaurant.com or email [email protected] can also call (626) 792-2763 for more information. Community News HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Business News Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Day with Dad at Mijares: Celebrate Father’s Day with a Special Brunch at Mijares By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, June 7, 2013 | 11:21 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Health Official Tells City Council of 4 More Local COVID-19 Deaths

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A Pasadena health official announced four more Coronavirus deaths on Monday, along with 13 additional cases.The new numbers bring the death toll to 60 and the total case count to 452.Coronavirus now the fifth leading cause of death in Pasadena, according to an update Dr. Ying Ying Goh told the City Council on Monday.All of the deaths came from local long term health care facilities.The numbers were released as mixed news regarding the virus came from state and federal officials.White House officials announced new model numbers that say the number of fatalities could soar in June to 3,000 daily.Despite those numbers, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he was moving the California reopening to Stage 2, which would allow some low-risk businesses to open, including book, clothing, toy, and sporting goods stores as well as music shops and florists.Malls and dining rooms will not reopen.“We are entering into the next phase this week,” Newsom said. “This is a very positive sign and it’s happened only for one reason: The data says it can happen.”Those businesses that can reopen Friday will have to abide to restrictions, such as physical distancing and delivering orders at the curbside. Detailed guidelines about the Phase 2 reopening will be released on Thursday, according to Newsom.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidance on how long people who are positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate. New evidence suggests it may take longer for the virus to shed, which means that an infected person may be able to infect other people for a longer period of time than was initially thought. People who are positive or presumed positive for COVID-19 should now self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. This means you must stay home until your fever has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in your respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) for at least 3 days (72 hours) after recovery, AND at least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared or you were tested. If you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is presumed to be infected with COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days from your last contact with that individual. If you begin experiencing symptoms, you must self-isolate for 10 days and 72 hours after fever and symptoms subside. Individuals who are elderly or who have underlying health conditions may be at higher risk of serious illness and should contact their doctor as soon as they are sick.An interactive dashboard is available that provides an overview on COVID-19 testing, cases and deaths along with maps and graphs showing testing, cases and death data by community poverty level, age, sex and race/ethnicity. To view Public Health’s COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, visit: http://dashboard.publichealth.lacounty.gov/covid19_surveillance_dashboard/Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Community News Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Delinquency Decline Helps Bank of America Reach $3.4 Billion Q4 Net Income

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Delinquency Decline Helps Bank of America Reach $3.4 Billion Q4 Net Income Tagged with: Bank of America Bank Profits Earnings Statements Mortgage Delinquencies Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News In its Q1 2015 earnings report released Wednesday, Bank of America reported a net income of $3.4 billion, or 27 cents per diluted share, in part due to an increase in mortgage originations and a decline in the number of 60-plus day delinquent mortgages.The megabank, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, originated $17 billion worth of first-lien residential mortgage loans and home equity loans in Q1. The number of first mortgage loans serviced by the bank’s Legacy Assets unit that were 60 or more days delinquent declined year-over-year by 45 percent in Q1, down to 153,000 loans.”Continuing the trend from last quarter, we saw core loan and deposit growth, higher mortgage originations, and increased wealth management client balances,” Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said. “We retained a top position in investment banking as our team generated the highest advisory fees since the Merrill Lynch merger. We see continued encouraging signs in customer and client activity, with consumer spending increasing and utilization of credit by our commercial customers rising. This should bode well for the near-term economic outlook. At a time of continued low interest rates, we had good expense control as we focus on responsible growth with a balanced platform to create long-term value for customers and shareholders.”The bank’s net revenue for Q1 was reported at $21.4 billion, which was a decline of $1.3 billion from Q1 2014. The decline can be attributed to a reduction of $757 in equity investment income and $211 million related to additional market-related adjustments on the bank’s debt securities portfolio, due to long-term lower interest rates’ impact. Without those two items and net debt valuation adjustments, the bank’s revenue declined by just 1 percent in Q1, down to $21.9 billion (from $22.1 billion in the same quarter a year earlier).Credit quality improved in Q1 for the bank with adjusted net charge-offs down 28 percent year-over-year, from the record capital and liquidity levels established in Q1 2014.”We continued to strengthen an already strong and liquid balance sheet this quarter,” CFO Bruce Thompson said. “We improved our liquidity, accreted capital, and tightly managed expenses in a challenging interest rate environment. Meanwhile, credit quality remained strong, reflecting both the economic environment and our risk underwriting.” Bank of America Bank Profits Earnings Statements Mortgage Delinquencies 2015-04-15 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Delinquency Decline Helps Bank of America Reach $3.4 Billion Q4 Net Income Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 15, 2015 1,121 Views Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 04/16/15 Next: Q1 Net Revenues for Goldman Sachs Hit Four-Year High; Citi Profits Despite Lower Revenues The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

New legislation introduced could spark job losses

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – December 8, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook New employment legislation announced by the Government could lead to redundancies in several industry sectors in the North WestThat’s according to HR Team Director, Martina McAuley who says employers are now faced with a ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ situation.The legislation introduces significant improvements to employee protection but provisions for the review on minimum hours contracts will result in significant restructuring for many businesses.Ms McAuley says the hospitality and retail sectors will be most affected:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/mcauley.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New legislation introduced could spark job losses News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleHarkin and McCourt re-sign for Finn HarpsNext article€35,000 announced for Arranmore and Cloughaneely News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more