Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) 2002 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgEnterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

England v Australia: Five things we’ve learned

first_imgBench selection was a masterstrokeDeploying 213 caps in the starting XV with 225 among the replacements seemed unconventional from Lancaster, yet it worked brilliantly. Faith in form was initially rewarded by a strong scrum and rapid ruck-speed that Australia couldn’t live with. Had penalties been kicked England should have been further ahead after the first 40. Enter the insurance policy.Dylan Hartley shored up the lineout, provided Chris Robshaw with a trusted lieutenant and can claim a try assist following the semi-block on Stephen Moore – grizzled know-how at its best. Ben Youngs fizzed about the field with a point to prove, David Wilson is a destructive scrummager who would start regularly in other nations and Toby Flood instilled calm as the clock wound down. Ben Foden didn’t even need to take his tracksuit off.Lawes effect: Courtney grew into his roleCourtney reincarnatedKiwis call it ‘mongrel’ – a element of spite that is unpleasant to play against. It has always been Courtney Lawes’ foremost attribute. Eight months ago when he missed four tackles in 50 minutes against France at HQ – an afternoon that arguably cost him a Lions tour – that fight was oddly absent. The 24-year-old headed to Argentina knowing he needed another dimension.In South America, Lawes added lineout calling to his repertoire – a role he took on Saturday, helped by hours of post-training study this week. There were a couple of teething problems to start with, but even Geoff Parling has those. Things improved on the introduction of clubmate Hartley and, rising to take the final lineout himself, Lawes confirmed his ‘bouncebackability’.Australian aerial skills exposed EnglandTo finish, a negative. Two restarts in five minutes almost spoiled everything. The first followed Farrell’s second successful three-pointer. Lawes spilled it, Cooper unleashed Israel Folau wonderfully and Matt Toomua trampled Billy Twelvetrees all too easily. Seconds later, Yarde steamed in pursuit of England’s kick-off, tackling Adam Ashley-Cooper in the air. The Wallabies worked their way up the field before Twelvetrees flopped into a ruck. Australia had 10 sickeningly cheap points. Collective unit: It wasn’t pretty at times but England showed resolve and worked as a team to defeat the WallabiesBy Charlie MorganLET’S BE frank, of course there were glaring flaws in England’s performance this weekend – defensive narrowness, minimal midfield incision, uncharacteristically errant goal-kicking from Owen Farrell, and an inexplicably slow-witted spell before half-time.But rewind to March 15, one hour after the Cardiff capitulation and if you’d offered Stuart Lancaster a seven-point victory over Australia, you might have earned one long-lasting handshake.Culture can guide a raw sideCynics will dwell on the shortcomings of a disjointed Test at Twickenham. However, winning ugly is essential on the road to 2015. Sir Clive’s crop – who paraded the Webb Ellis trophy with England 13-6 down at the break – perfected it and things worked out fine for them.Restricting Quade Cooper and Co. to a scoreless second half required the dogged resolve normally associated with Antipodeans. Lancaster’s currency is selflessness and hard-graft – traits that defy defeat. Rough diamonds though Billy Vunipola and Marland Yarde may be, they have a fantastic environment to learn in.We all stand together: England showed impressive unityMike Brown will get even betterAutumn optimism couldn’t stop the odd lull in enthusiasm on Saturday, quiet descending on HQ as fans’ thoughts wandered. Funnily enough, that wasn’t a problem whenever Mike Brown had the ball. Eight beaten defenders and 125 running metres only tell part of the story. There was venom in his carries, fierce desperation to writhe out of tackles. He was a rallying figure for 14 men in front of him – as well as the 80,000 plus spectators.That said, Brown got overexcited sporadically, his reluctance to kick bringing undue pressure on England. Cannier decision-making will come with time. And the Cook Cup catalyst has bought plenty of that. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The importance of the restart as a third set-piece has heightened over the years. Folau – a monstrous athlete – thrives there. England weren’t up-to-scratch. The opening kick-off was also gaffed to set a flat tone. As they demonstrated in Dunedin, New Zealand are exceptional at recovering their own restarts. An improvement is required. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 02: Courtney Lawes of England wins lineout ball during the QBE International match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on November 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) last_img read more

Here’s where you can get free coffee on National Coffee Day

first_img Please enter your name here Reply From fortune.comCaffeine enthusiasts rejoice — National Coffee Day (formally known as International Coffee Day) is today, bringing plenty of opportunities to grab a free (or cheap) coffee. Some coffee joints are offering free coffee outright, while others will give you a free coffee with the purchase of another item. You can also buy discounted coffee at certain locations.Whether you take your coffee black, with cream, or a little pumpkin spice, here are some of the best National Coffee Day deals and discounts.Dunkin’ DonutsDunkin’ Donuts is offering a buy-one-get-one-free coffee deal in which any customer who purchases a medium or larger size hot coffee will receive an extra free medium-sized coffee. The Apopka Dunkin Donuts is located at 212 East Main Street.CinnabonCinnabon is offering free 12 oz. cups of coffee all day long on National Coffee Day.Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme is celebrating National Coffee Day for three whole days. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, coffee lovers can head to their nearest Krispy Kreme location to get any size hot coffee for free or any small premium iced coffee for free. Unfortunately, the company is no longer offering pumpkin spice doughnuts.Peet’s CoffeeHead to your local Peet’s on National Coffee Day for 25% off on all coffee beans and free drip coffee or tea with a purchase.Tim HortonsExtra Crispy reports that Tim Hortons will one-up Krispy Kreme and celebrate National Coffee Day for a full week. Stop in to any participating U.S. locations for a free coffee, hot or iced of any size — though there is a catch. The only way to get the National Coffee Day deal is by downloading the Tim Hortons app. The offer is good from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6.WawaOn National Coffee Day, Wawa will give a free cup of coffee, any size, to customers who stop in on Sept. 29. There are two WAWA’s in Apopka – 1615 S Orange Blossom Trail, and at 449 W Main St.McDonald’sMcDonald’s will sell its espresso-based drinks for $2 on Sept. 29. There are four McDonald’s in Apopka – 233 E Main Street,   1681 N. Rock Springs Rd.,  3141 E Semoran Blvd, and at 1678 W Orange Blossom Trail.StarbucksInstead of free coffee, Starbucks will replace its menu board with signs detailing the company’s ethical sourcing and remind customers that they support farmers by purchasing coffee, according to Extra Crispy. There are two Starbucks in Apopka – 1720 S Orange Blossom Trail, and at 3850 FL-436. Mama Mia Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSNational Coffee Day Previous articleBreaking News: Theresa Mott confirms she’s running for City CommissionNext articleVictory Church in Apopka a drop-off site for Puerto Rico relief supplies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR September 29, 2017 at 11:08 am Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Where is there a Cinnabon ? Use to be in the Altamonte Mall. OMG, those things were out- of- this- world good! September 29, 2017 at 11:11 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Free coffee at Wawa…..yea! So I can get my jitters going…….. Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Flintridge Center Graduates First Apprenticeship Preparation Program Cohort Since the Pandemic

first_img 130 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Business News Top of the News center_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Non-Profits News Flintridge Center Graduates First Apprenticeship Preparation Program Cohort Since the Pandemic STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, September 14, 2020 | 11:15 am STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Click on image to enlargeThe first cohort of Flintridge Center’s Apprenticeship Preparation Program (APP) to complete the program since the onset of the pandemic graduated this Thursday.The APP has prepared formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted community members for careers in union construction trades for 13 years, pausing for the first time due to COVID-19. As the pandemic continued and individuals needed opportunities more urgently than ever before, Flintridge Center staff resumed a hybridized model of the program in June with adjustments to preserve health of participants and staff.At this time, Flintridge Center’s APP was one of the only operating programs offering a Building Trades approved curriculum in Los Angeles County. For participants, this presented an unprecedented opportunity to enter in-demand careers as union hiring has continued amidst the crisis.Click on image to enlarge“You all were one of the first programs to figure this out,” Isaac Lopez from the Apprenticeship Readiness Fund of the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council shared at the graduation. “You guys pushed through it, you showed that something is possible. It’s not an exaggeration to say you all put your lives at risk to show up here.”The APP combines workforce development and skills-building with trauma-informed care to support participants facing multiple barriers. With social distancing and sanitization measures in place, the class of seven completed 10 weeks of the Multi Craft Core Curriculum (a building-trades approved pre-apprenticeship course), trauma-informed life-skills with 2nd Call, employment development, physical fitness and more.Graduate and Pasadena resident Reginald Beasley was working at the Rose Bowl until he was laid off due to the pandemic. “Since I’ve been in class, I’ve learned a lot. It’s given me a positive mind frame, and not wanting to go back to doing things I was doing that weren’t good. The best thing about it is learning how I can better myself.” After graduating the program, Beasley plans on joining the laborers union.About Flintridge CenterFlintridge Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty and violence through community planning, innovation and action. Flintridge Center works to interrupt cycles of violence and poverty through reintegration programs for formerly incarcerated and gang-impacted adults, and youth development programs for youth who are at risk of falling into the justice system. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

[Bihar Shelter Home Sexual Abuse] Recommend Action Against Erring Public Officials, CBI Tells SC

first_imgTop Stories[Bihar Shelter Home Sexual Abuse] Recommend Action Against Erring Public Officials, CBI Tells SC Sanya Talwar27 Jun 2020 8:43 PMShare This – xThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed the Supreme Court that its probe into the allegations of sexual assault, exploitation and trafficking in 17 shelter homes of Bihar is complete, except in two cases except in two cases.On November 28, 2018, the Top Court had asked the CBI to probe into the allegations of sexual abuse and physical torture at shelter homes in Bihar which…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has informed the Supreme Court that its probe into the allegations of sexual assault, exploitation and trafficking in 17 shelter homes of Bihar is complete, except in two cases except in two cases.On November 28, 2018, the Top Court had asked the CBI to probe into the allegations of sexual abuse and physical torture at shelter homes in Bihar which were flagged in a report of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).The 16 child care institutions had been identified as being of “grave concern” in the state’s own affidavit.”That in compliance of the order dated 28.11.2018, passed by this Hon’ble court, CBI took over investigation of remaining 16 shelter homes and registered 12 regular cases and 4 preliminary enquiries spread over 10 different districts of Bihar i.e. Patna, Muzaffarpur, Munger, Kaimur, Araria, Madhepura, Bhagalpur, Madhubani, Gaya, Motihari in addition to already registered case of Balika Grih, Muzaffarpur, Bihar” – CBIThe CBI in its application has stated that there is gross negligence apparent on the face of record at the behest of public servants and NGOs running these shelter homes in several cases.”Evidence of gross negligence was found on part of public servants and NGOs running the homes for which CBI reports have been sent to govt of Bihar for taking departmental actions against erring Government officials and cancellation of registration of NGO’s and blacklisting them and their officer bearers for future social/Governmental contracts…. The CBI reports/self contained note have been forwarded to the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Bihar for taking actions against erring Govt. servants in all cases” – CBI In light of this, the CBI has stated that detailed reports have been sent to Bihar government for taking departmental action against erring government officials  as well as for cancellation of NGO’s registrations, in addition to blacklisting them. The application states that further probe regarding Muzaffarpur shelter home and short-stay home at Motihari is going on and final reports have been filed before the competent courts in 13 cases.”Reports under section 173 CRPC have been filed in all 13 regular cases in the competent courts. No incriminating evidence proving commission of any criminal offence could be gathered in 4 preliminary enquiries as as such no FIR was registered. The Govt. of Bihar has been requested to take departmental actions and action of cancellation of registration and blacklisting of concerned NGO’s and office bearers of NGO… That further investigation in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case and short stay home Motihari is being carried out”In this backdrop, the CBI has sought permission of the Top Court for grant of utilisation of services of team members of the Investigating team of shelter home cases of Bihar for other official works as assigned task has been completed except in Muzaffarpur and Motihari.BackgroundIn pursuance of its earlier observation that the Bihar local police “is not doing its job as expected”, the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur had transferred to the CBI the investigation into the allegations of sexual abuse of the residents of 16 children’s homes in the state.”The police is not doing its job as expected”, recorded the bench, also comprising Justices Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta.Directing that no CBI official entrusted with the investigation in any of these cases be transferred without the permission of the court, the bench required the first status report to be filed in January, 2019.The bench had also come down heavily on the state for its “soft” and “selective” approach in registering FIRs only in respect of 10 homes out of the said 17, and abstaining from proceeding under the aggravated offences in sections 323, 325, 375 and 377 of the IPC, taking recourse instead to the POCSO and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.On February 7, 2018, the Supreme Court had ordered the transfer of the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case from Bihar to a court in New Delhi and slammed the state government for its management of shelter homes.Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur. The issue came to light in May last year following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Click Here To Download ApplicationNext Storylast_img read more

Climatologist warns that floods are set to become more frequent

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Previous articleBunbeg still without a garda car after eight months – GRANext articleNational Inter-Agency meeting to discuss flooding as army heads for Inishowen News Highland Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter One of Ireland’s leading climatologists is warning that flooding on the scale that hit Donegal, Derry and Tyrone this week is likely to become more frequent.Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in the North West – with clean up efforts set to cost in the region of 400 million euro.The Government’s being criticised for its slow response to the crisis – with critics saying it’s evidence Ireland is not ready for climate change.Climatologist Prof John Sweeney says we need to be prepared for more extreme conditions in the future……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/08sweeney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – August 25, 2017 WhatsApp Climatologist warns that floods are set to become more frequentlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: University reports ‘alarming increase’ in COVID-19 cases

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 813,000 people worldwide.Over 23.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 5.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 177,279 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Aug 25, 11:41 amMadrid to make masks mandatory in schools for childrenFace masks will be obligatory for children aged 6 and older while at schools in Spain’s central capital.Madrid’s regional premier, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, announced the new measure at a press conference Tuesday, while presenting a strategy for the safe return to schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. She said class sizes will also be reduced and thousands more teachers will be hired on a temporary basis.Diaz Ayuso noted that, if Madrid’s epidemiological situation improves, face masks will only be mandatory for students aged 11 and up. The region is planning for the staggered reopening of schools in September.With over 405,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 so far, Spain has the highest case count of any country in Europe. The day-to-day increase of new cases has been steadily climbing since Spain emerged from a more than three-month national lockdown in late June.Last week, Spain’s head of health emergencies, Dr. Fernando Simon, warned that “things are not going well” regarding a recent spike of infections.“Each day, we are seeing more and more transmission,” Simon said.Aug 25, 10:29 amSouth Korea closes schools across Seoul amid spike in casesSouth Korea has ordered the closure of schools in the capital amid a rise in coronavirus infections there.South Korean Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that nearly 200 students and teachers have been infected in the Seoul metropolitan region over the past two weeks. Most students at kindergartens, elementary, middle and high schools will return to online learning at least until Sept. 11. Those in their final year of high school will continue to take in-person classes so their studies are not disrupted ahead of the national college exams, Yoo said.South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 280 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 17,945 cases and 310 deaths.South Korea once had the largest COVID-19 outbreak outside China, where the virus first emerged, but health authorities were able to bring it under control with an extensive “trace, test and treat” strategy. Now, infections are on the rise in Seoul, home to over 25 million people, as well as in other parts of the country.Aug 25, 9:29 amGermany issues travel warning for Paris areaGermany has issued a travel warning for parts of France, including Paris and Marseille, due to high levels of coronavirus infection there.The German government announced Monday that travelers returning from Ile-de-France and Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur regions will be required to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and then must self-quarantine while awaiting the test results.France’s national public health agency recorded 1,955 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 coronavirus-related fatalities on Monday, bringing the total to 244,854 confirmed cases and 30,528 deaths. The country is among the hardest-hit in Europe.ABC News’ Ibtissem Guenfoud contributed to this report.Aug 25, 7:52 amGaza Strip under lockdown after 1st cases of community transmissionPalestinian authorities have imposed a 48-hour lockdown on the besieged Gaza Strip after officials said a family of four tested positive for COVID-19 at a refugee camp there.The Palestinian health ministry said another case was identified Monday at a quarantine center in Gaza, bringing the total count to five.The cause of the cluster is unclear and authorities are working to trace it. It’s the first known instance of the novel coronavirus spreading through Gaza’s local community.The full lockdown went into effect Monday night across the entire 140-square-mile-long coastal enclave, which shares borders with Egypt and Israel.The Gaza Strip, a densely populated area that forms part of the so-called Occupied Palestinian Territories, is inhabited by some 2 million Palestinians, most of whom are registered refugees living in overcrowded camps. Both Egypt and Israel have imposed restrictions on movement in and out of Gaza, citing concerns over the militant group Hamas, which rules the territory and has been designated a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.However, a small number of Palestinians still travel to Jerusalem for routine cancer treatments, and Egypt partially lifted its blockade recently to allow Palestinians back in.ABC News’ Nasser Atta and Guy Davies contributed to this report.Aug 25, 6:43 amUniversity of Southern California reports ‘alarming increase’ in casesThe University of Southern California is reporting an “alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases” among students living in off-campus housing.In a letter sent to students Monday, the university’s student health center said it had identified 43 cases in the past seven days. All cases are related to students in off-campus living environments, and more than 100 students are now in a 14-day quarantine due to exposures.“This increase comes despite the continued state and county health guidance that significantly restricts in-person instruction and on-campus activities for universities located in counties that are on the state’s COVID-19 monitoring list, including Los Angeles County,” the letter states. “We continue to strongly discourage students from returning to the campus area until further notice.”The private university, located in the heart of Los Angeles, kicked off its fall semester online last week, but many students remain in apartments and off-campus residences near the campus.Aug 25, 5:48 amNew cases and deaths in US have decreased substantially, FEMA memo saysThe numbers of new COVID-19 cases and new deaths in the United States have both decreased by substantial amounts in week-over-week comparisons, according to an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News Monday night.Just five U.S. states and territories are currently in an upward trajectory of new cases, while five states are at a plateau and 46 states are going down, the memo said.There were 300,366 new cases confirmed during the period of Aug. 17-23, a 16.2% decrease from the previous seven-day period. There were also 6,873 new deaths recorded Aug. 17-23, an 8.5% decrease from the previous week, according to the memo.Meanwhile, the national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests ticked downward slightly from 6.4% to 5.5%, the memo said.Oregon appears to be coming down from a peak with a 7% decrease in infections, a 19.5% decrease in hospitalizations and a 20% reduction in deaths for the week ending on Aug. 16, compared to the previous week, according to the memo.Idaho has seen an 8.5% decrease in the seven-day case rate since Aug. 18, but a 12.2% increase in the seven-day death rate, the memo said.In Montana, the Native American community makes up 7% of the state’s population but accounts for 18% of cases statewide and 34% of deaths, according to the memo.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Landlord and lettings agency director fined £9,000 over freezing, damp house

first_imgHome » News » Landlord and lettings agency director fined £9,000 over freezing, damp house previous nextLandlord and lettings agency director fined £9,000 over freezing, damp houseProperty in Colchester owned by landlord who is also director of the lettings agency that managed it failed to carry out repairs despite local council requests.Nigel Lewis10th November 201701,403 Views A lettings agency director and landlord who owned a rental property in Colchester, Essex has been fined nearly £9,000 after the local authority discovered a single mother and her four children living in appalling conditions.Landlord Simon Weir, who is a director of local three-branch firm Michaels Property Consultants Ltd based in Colchester (pictured, right) which managed the house, was prosecuted after failing to carry out repairs to the property and, when the tenant complained about flooding in upstairs rooms and extreme cold to the local council, tried to evict her.During the court hearing, she revealed that her children would be taken to bed at 6pm because the the downstairs rooms were as so cold, and that she was afraid to use the upstairs lights because rain was pouring in through a loft hatch.She had been reporting defects within the property on Wimpole Road to Weir and his letting agency since late 2015 but, facing another winter in the property, she alerted Colchester Borough Council.It then served a Housing Act Improvement Notice on the property, requiring several problems to be resolved including the leaking roof, a defective chimney and work on insulating the property.The letting agency said it could not undertake any work while there was a tenant in the property but failed to offer her any alternative accommodation, the court heard, and after a four-month limit passed, the case was referred to Colchester Magistrate’s Court.“We expect landlords and letting agents to follow their own industry guidance which requires them to let homes that are safe and deal quickly with any problems that arise,” says Councillor Tina Bourne, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities (pictured, left).“This case shows that the Council will not tolerate poor management practices or poor housing conditions that make residents’ lives a misery and put them at risk of becoming homeless.”Weir was fined £5,000 plus costs of £3,700 and a £170 victim surcharge.lettings agency Michaels Property Consultants Ltd Simon Weir Colchester Borough Council Tina Bourne November 10, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Students break swimming record

first_imgOxford students Lennard Lee, Harry Fisher and Nicholas Berry have broken the British record for crossing the Straits of Gibraltar, raising over £1,700 for charity through their account at http://www.justgiving.com/gibstraits. The three students, who met through the Oxford University swimming club, swum the 22km from Spain to Morocco in three hours and 38 minutes, beating the previous high-profile record set by Little Britain actor David Walliams and Olympic rower James Cracknell by almost an hour. Queens medic Lee, who finished his degree this year, is believed to be the first Malaysian to have completed the feat. The passage across the Straits of Gibraltar is widely considered one of the most challenging and dangerous swims in the world. Before their attempt the students highlighted the potential pitfalls of sharks, killer whales, jelly fish, currents of up to 5km/hour and icy cold water temperatures. The money raised will go to children’s charity the Variety Club, which works to provide care, equipment and practical support for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.last_img read more