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CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgCIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CIEL Textile Limited (FKL.mu)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCIEL Textile Limited is engaged in the manufacturing and sale of knitted garments locally and internationally. The countries in which the company sells these products include Mauritius, Madagascar, Asia, and South Africa. Within the company’s production line, there are fabrics, jersey-wear garments, t-shirts and polo shirts, sweatshirts, joggers, and knitwear. CIEL Textile Limited operates the sale of its products through the company’s subsidiaries such as Harris Wilson, Blu River, Aquarelle Shirt, and Floreal Boutique. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Group and is based in Ebène, Mauritius. CIEL Textile Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgBotswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL.bw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.last_img read more

5 ways to become a better investor

first_img5 ways to become a better investor Many of them send out newsletters, too — alerting you to interesting features and stories. I subscribe to quite a few: some days there’s very little to interest me; other days I’m spoiled for choice. Image source: Getty Images. 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One of the biggest dangers facing all of us is confirmation bias and groupthink — that is, hearing only views that match our own world view and preconceptions.Online debate can be robust, and it isn’t to everyone’s taste, but it’s certainly a good way of getting your world view and preconceptions challenged.3. Read your way to richesThere are some superb investment books out there, and too few of us have read them. For a modest £20 or so, they’re the best way that I know to sharply ratchet-up your understanding and motivation.Put another way, many of us — quite rightly — avoid investing in things that we don’t understand. That £20 or so investment in a book can change that, very quickly.Where to start? Which investment books? Some personal favourites:Smarter Investing, by Tim Hale. A Random Walk Down Wall Street, by Burton Malkiel — although written with the American reader in mind, it’s still a classic. 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Avoid confirmation biasWithin limits, I’m also a fan of online forums and discussion groups. There’s a wide range of these, and — to be frank — not every forum will suit every taste. Again, it’s a question of finding forums that match your own investing style. As an income investor, for instance, I’ve little interest in forums largely devoted to trading, or chatting about speculative small-cap stocks. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. So how to become a better investor? The good news is that it’s easier than you think. Consider these suggestions, for instance.1. Broaden your horizonsThanks to the Internet, a huge resource is available to investors, either for free, or at very little cost. It’s never been easier to access the finance and business pages of high-quality newspapers and magazines, without leaving your armchair.last_img read more

Reconocen a agrupación episcopal de la salud por promover la…

first_imgReconocen a agrupación episcopal de la salud por promover la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible La asociación entre el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública facilita la obtención de recursos An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] Digan lo que quieran acerca de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible —y muchas personas tienen muchísimo que decir— parece bastante probable que la inscripción en el programa comenzará el 1 de octubre, tal como estaba programado, y dos organizaciones relacionadas con la Iglesia,  el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud y la Red Episcopal de Política Pública, trabajan juntas para ayudar a que las personas entiendan la complicada legislación.Esa labor prosiguió incluso el 20 de septiembre, el día en que la mayoría republicana de la Cámara de Representantes de EE.UU. aprobó un proyecto de ley para privar de todos los fondos a la ley que se propone hacer la atención médica preventiva —incluida la planificación familiar y demás servicios afines— más fácil de obtener para los estadounidenses que [en la actualidad] carecen de seguro de salud.El proyecto de ley, que no se espera que resulte aprobado en el Senado en su forma actual, vincula la llamada “descapitalización” de la Ley de Atención Asequible a la necesaria acción congresional para mantener al gobierno funcionando en su actual nivel de financiación. (Los republicanos se oponen a la LAMA porque, dicen, su normativa de que todos los estadounidenses tengan un seguro de salud aumentará los costos de la atención sanitaria, causará que suban las primas, afectará la calidad de los servicios de salud y aumentará los impuestos al tiempo que acrecentará la deuda pública).Matthew Ellis, director ejecutivo del Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud, fue uno de los cinco ponentes durante una conferencia telefónica  de la  Oficina de la Casa Blanca de Asociaciones de Carácter Religioso y Vecinales al objeto de mostrar algunos de los mejores métodos a las asociaciones que están ayudando a preparar a los estadounidenses no asegurados a comenzar la compra de cobertura de salud, a partir del 1 de octubre, a compañías aseguradoras privadas a través de los mercados de seguros que también se llaman bolsas de seguros.Ellis discutió cómo su organización ha estado facilitando información acerca de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible a las personas en las iglesias. También describió los recursos de que ha hecho acopio el Ministerio Nacional Episcopal de la Salud [NEHM] y la asociación que la organización ha forjado con la Red Episcopal de Política Pública [EPPN], que es parte de la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia.En el curso de la conferencia telefónica, la oficina de la Casa Blanca dio a conocer un paquete de medios para la puesta en práctica de la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible preparada específicamente para uso de organizaciones comunitarias y de carácter religioso. Ese paquete, y otros recursos, pueden hallarse aquí.El Ministerio Episcopal de la Salud es una de las muchas agencias en Estados Unidos que han solicitado y recibido un reconocimiento del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanitarios de EE.UU. como  “Campeón de la Atención Médica” por sus empeños en educar a las personas respecto a la manera en que funcionará la ley y cómo inscribirse para obtener la cobertura [de un seguro de salud].La misión del NEHM, una agrupación sin fines de lucro que no es una agencia oficial de la Iglesia Episcopal, es promover el ministerio de la salud en las congregaciones episcopales y, por consiguiente, “ayudarlas a reivindicar el imperativo evangélico de salud e integridad”, según dice su página web.“Somos llamados a cuidar de aquellos que tienen dificultades en cuidar de sí mismos”, dijo Ellis a Episcopal News Service antes de la conferencia telefónica. “Existen numerosos ejemplos de curaciones en la Biblia, de manera que cualquier cosa que podamos hacer para facilitar ese proceso de curación es de importancia para nosotros participar en él”, afirmó.Las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal, a través de su labor de misión, tienen acceso a multitud de personas sin seguro de salud, además de aquellos miembros que pueden no estar asegurados, añadió él.“Para nosotros, por tanto, el no participar debido simplemente a intereses políticos nos parece una actitud errónea”, dijo Ellis, añadiendo que la agrupación creía estar “en terreno firme” porque la Iglesia Episcopal tiene un historial de apoyo a los principios básicos de la reforma sanitaria.“La manera en que las personas tienen acceso al cuidado de la salud en nuestro país es fundamentalmente mediante la tenencia de un seguro de salud, de manera que si podemos ayudar a más personas a obtener un seguro de salud, vamos a estar realmente ayudando a nuestras comunidades y a todos en general”, dijo.“¿Es perfecta?” preguntó Ellis refiriéndose a la ley. “No, en modo alguno, pero es el sistema que tenemos ahora mismo y debemos cerciorarnos de que lo usamos al máximo de nuestras posibilidades”.Para hacer uso de lo que la ley ofrece, el NEHM ha alentado a las congregaciones episcopales a participar en un nivel que les resulte cómodo. Para algunos podría ser, simplemente, compartir información en una tablilla de anuncios, dijo. El otro extremo del espectro es que una congregación trabaje con los que se conocen como “navegadores” preparados que pueden dirigir talleres y sesiones de inscripción en la iglesia. Por lo general, los navegadores son empleados de universidades, agencias de servicio social, hospitales, grupos de promoción social, empresas privadas y otras organizaciones que cuentan con una preparación específica y que pueden no recibir compensación de las compañías de seguros.Ellis también advirtió respecto a la suposición de que, en las congregaciones, sólo unos cuantos miembros, si es que algunos, tendrían derecho a acogerse a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible. “Las personas pierden el seguro de salud, o están infraasegurados por muchísimas razones, no todas ellas relacionadas específicamente a sus ingresos ni a su empleo actual”, explicó.Una congregación podría no llegar a saber nunca si, luego de publicar información acerca de la página web HealthCare.gov o en una tablilla de noticias o en un baño, si alguien en la iglesia podría obtener un seguro, porque, dijo Ellis, “la mayoría de las personas no andan diciendo que no tienen seguro de salud, especialmente si tienen el aspecto de que deberían tenerlo”.Y, Ellis recomendó la precaución de no entablar ninguna discusión acerca de la ley por la manera en que [popularmente] se define. “Nosotros la llamamos Ley de la Atención Médica Asequible”, dijo. “Nunca, en ningún momento, nos referimos a ella como ‘Obamacare’”.Eso es “sencillamente un término tan capcioso, esté uno a favor o en contra” que “si usas el término Obamacare cuando estás discutiendo esto, de inmediato vas a predisponer a las personas a tener una reacción emocional”, puntualizó.Como parte de su labor en pro de la implementación de la ley, el NEHM ha publicado enlaces con varios recursos en su página web, así como enlaces con seminarios en la Red acerca de la puesta en práctica de la nueva ley.Hasta ahora, el NEHM también ha publicado su propio blog y, en las “Ideas de la Red de Política Pública”,  el blog de la EPPN, dos de cuatro artículos suscritos por ambas agrupaciones.El primero explica el porqué el NEHM y la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales están ayudando en la implementación de la LAMA. El segundo ofrece más detalles acerca de la participación del NEHM en la puesta en práctica de la ley y cómo ha estado laborando en pro de la reforma sanitaria.Ellis encomia a la asociación del NEHM con la EPPN, diciendo que esta última se había puesto en contacto con ellos para ver cómo las dos agrupaciones podían trabajar juntas en lo tocante a la Ley de Atención Médica Asequible “y en verdad ha resultado una asociación estupenda”.La relación ayudó que el NEHM ganara visibilidad para los recursos que ha estado reuniendo.“De lo que siempre oímos hablar en la Iglesia es de cómo nuestras diferentes organizaciones, nuestros diferentes departamentos, nuestras diferentes agrupaciones deberían trabajar juntos… aquí hay un ejemplo de la manera en que lo están haciendo”, señaló. – La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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Lent in pandemic shifts Stations of the Cross outdoors

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Holy Week/Easter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 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 Episcopalian Brigid Dwyer walks and prays the Stations of the Cross at Grace Church in Madison, New Jersey. Photo: Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service] On a pilgrimage to the Holy Land three years ago, Adaeze Nwachuku prayed the rosary while walking the Via Dolorosa or “Sorrowful Way,” the path Jesus is believed to have walked on his way to his crucifixion.This Lent, she walked that same path symbolically in the light of a setting sun thousands of miles away at an outdoor Stations of the Cross at her Episcopal parish, Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey. She stopped and gazed at each station, touching the trees on which they hung, while listening to an audio version of the traditional worship service.“It was, for me, like being in Jerusalem and actually walking the path,” she said. “It moved me to a different space in life.”Nwachuku is going through her own “darkness and wilderness” of chemotherapy. Walking and reflecting on the 14 stations showed her that Christ is “bigger than any treatment,” she said. “It was a huge healing moment.”As many church buildings remain closed and worship services online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some congregations are exploring new ways to offer spiritual experiences in an era of shutdowns and social distancing. In the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Christ Church and Grace Church in Madison erected temporary outdoor Stations of the Cross for congregants and visitors to walk and pray by during Lent.Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey, constructed its stations by mounting 14 brass images and olive wood crosses on wooden planks with a small roof on top. Photo: Sharon SheridanChrist Church wanted to share something in Lent with the community, as it had during Advent when the congregation placed lights in the churchyard trees to illuminate the neighborhood, said the rector, the Rev. Bowie Snodgrass. “It was really wonderful to have the light outside this year when we were not able to be in the church together.”She conceived the idea for the Lenten stations while walking her daughter to nursery school. She noticed a line of trees along a retaining wall behind the church. “It was just a little Holy Spirit inspiration: We could put 14 stations and a box with a little explanation on those trees.”They purchased a set of bronze plaques depicting the traditional stations that they found aesthetically pleasing – “and it wasn’t ‘blond Jesus,’” she said. A carpenter built structures to house them, mounting each plaque on a cedar plank with a small olive-wood cross above and an overarching roof. One-page handouts list the names of the stations along with some prayers.“The idea was to have something that people could do on their own or with their household that was Lenten and meditative – not just the stations, but also the whole setting and context,” Snodgrass said. “We have one person who’s joined the church since the pandemic online who grew up here. He came to the stations, and he said he hadn’t been to the building since he was a Boy Scout.”Christ Church in Short Hills, New Jersey, erected its outdoor Stations of the Cross on a line of trees behind the church. Photo: Sharon SheridanLonger-term parishioners also found them meaningful.“I grew up Roman Catholic, so Stations of the Cross is like part of my DNA,” said Christ Church member Christopher Harlow-Jennings. At Catholic school, “we did stations every Friday in Lent during lunchtime.”He continued to pray the stations in different settings throughout college, graduate school and beyond, including participating in a stations walk-through with the Calvary Episcopal Church youth group in Summit, New Jersey. One year, an artist led the youth in creating their own stations.“Now, the thing is that church is all on the computer, and some of these opportunities to pray outside and to have prayer time in a holy place by yourself is sort of hard to come by,” Harlow-Jennings said. He walked the Christ Church stations on a sunny day, with children playing soccer nearby.“It was peaceful,” he said. The images were “simple and moving.”“The simplicity of this kind of lets you use your own mind to guide you,” he said. “I thought that was just beautiful.”The ability to walk the stations physically while praying, observing the surroundings, touching the trees and listening to a recorded service that she brought with her made a huge difference for Nwachuku.“I’m a tactile and auditory learner. I need to feel, touch, and I need to hear stories,” she said, explaining that storytelling is an integral part of her culture as an Ibo born in Nigeria.Episcopalian Brigid Dwyer, who walked the Grace Church stations, noted that they are an “embodied worship style.”“Part of the worship is the walking,” she said. “I couldn’t do stations clicking [on a computer] from one image to the next. I couldn’t do stations at my desk with a Book of Occasional Services. It really requires walking.”The Short Hills stations face the back of the church, where the sights include a dumpster, concrete wall and chain-link fence.“It is the least attractive part of our whole property,” Snodgrass said, “but I felt like that was also very relevant because Lent is when we examine the parts of ourselves that we try to hide away.”Similarly, the Grace Church stations wind along the parking lot as well as through a memorial garden. Backdrops include trees and flowers in some places but a fence and apartment building in others. Background noise includes car and truck traffic, barking dogs and passing trains.“That’s been a powerful part of the experience for people,” said the Rev. Susan Ironside, Grace’s rector.Grace parishioners customarily pray the stations indoors at the church but couldn’t safely do that this year, she said. “This has brought a new sense of what it’s like to pray about a God who took on frail flesh. When you hear the world going on around you, it’s a very interesting way – and moving way – to ponder the Passion of Jesus when the town is going on about us as we have our life of prayer.”“It’s very effective and very healing for us, praying something that is both very familiar but in a completely new way and a completely new context and in a completely new light of living in pandemic,” she said. “Thinking about human suffering in general and God’s solidarity with it this year is a uniquely powerful experience.”Grace’s stations are simple wooden crosses, marked with Roman numerals. A booklet provides a map and traditional prayers and readings from the Book of Occasional Services.Worshippers can light a candle at the conclusion of the Stations of the Cross at Grace Church in Madison, New Jersey. “When I come to work, I see fresh wax. I see lovely evidence of God’s people at prayer,” says the church’s rector, the Rev. Susan Ironside. Photo: Sharon SheridanThe journey “concludes at a large cross where we invite people to light a candle with their prayer offering and intention of some kind,” Ironside said. “When I come to work, I see fresh wax. I see lovely evidence of God’s people at prayer.”The outdoor stations can be a less-intimidating way for non-church members to participate, she said. “It’s been a good way to connect with one another and with our community.”Dwyer first visited the stations with two student colleagues from nearby Drew Theological School. “One of them said that they knew stations from growing up Roman Catholic, and the other one, I don’t think she had ever done stations before.”For Dwyer, a lifelong Episcopalian, the stations are a treasured tradition.“Stations is something I try to do as often as possible during Lent. I’ve been doing stations since I was a child,” she said. “A couple of years ago, I led a weekly stations at Christ Church, Bloomfield/Glen Ridge [New Jersey]. We divvied up the parts, just seven or eight people going around.”While that church has “gorgeous” images, simply walking and praying Grace’s outdoor stations was spiritually fulfilling for Dwyer. “You didn’t need the images,” she said. “It was just as meaningful just going from bare wooden cross to bare wooden cross.”In another Holy Week pandemic innovation, the Diocese of New Jersey church where Harlow-Jennings works as music director, St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, is planning an outdoor garden of repose where people can come and pray throughout the night on Maundy Thursday into Good Friday. This and the outdoor stations allow people to engage their faith in a new way while pandemic restrictions remain, he said.“People are hungry for coming back to do something in real life, in person, and this is a chance to sort of nudge people into a different realm of prayer than they might otherwise be comfortable with,” Harlow-Jennings said. “It’s almost like a chance to rekindle older traditions.”-Sharon Sheridan Hausman is a freelance journalist and a priest in the Diocese of Newark. 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A football game in Vietnam the day after Christmas 1969

first_img Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSChristmasInspirationVietnam Previous article5 meaningful ways to support veterans, soldiers, and their families this holiday seasonNext article5 things you should buy during after-Christmas sales Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate GOOD ONE! Reply center_img December 26, 2017 at 12:10 am The Anatomy of Fear Great story. Christmas 1968 we watched the movie “The Green Beret” with John Wayne and it was such a bad representation, we hoped that wasn’t what the American Public actually thought that was what it was like over there. Ej LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here InspirationBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceIt was Christmas night in 1982, and I was at Mastry’s Bar in St. Petersburg with several writers and editors near the last call. For the first time in my life, I worked on Christmas Day to help publish the December 26th edition of The St. Petersburg Times. I was by far the youngest person in the group and had by far the least amount of work experience, but for some reason, I uttered this remark to a group of journalists that had been away from their homes on many Christmas evenings.“This is the first Christmas I have spent away from home.”This comment, coming from a 19-year old stringer who had worked on the news desk less than one year, was like kindling in a smoldering fireplace to the seasoned veterans present. What could be better than a teenager complaining about working on Christmas?When the laughter died down, their recollections began…“Are you serious kid?” said a 50-something reporter who was chain-smoking and drinking gin and tonics like he was going to the electric chair the next morning. “This is probably the 20th Christmas I’ve worked.”I tried to qualify my statement… it was matter-of-factly, not a complaint, I would say… but was interrupted by the next ghost of Christmas past.“My God I covered war zones on Christmas,” said the next grizzled-editor to take a shot at me. “If you can’t handle working holidays son, you may as well quit now.”The next guy up I think claimed he covered the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. “You should’ve seen those Roman Centurions push us around… you wouldn’t have lasted five minutes kid.”Finally, the attacks ended when another group of Times staffers showed up, and the conversation shifted mercifully away from me. That was also when Shelby Strother sat down beside me to check on my well-being.“Don’t let the bastards get you down,” he said, knowing the cliche’ would make me laugh.Shelby was a staff writer and columnist for the sports department, and the greatest writer I have ever known in-person. I worked with him for a couple of years at The Times before I went off to college, and he went on to be one of the best sports writers of the 80’s and 90’s.Shelby died after a brief bout with cancer in 1991. If he were alive today, I believe he would have been one of the great novelists in American history.Shelby had a rare collection of personality traits. He was shy and kept to himself, seeking out remote areas of the news floor to write his articles. Despite his desire for solitude, his attire was that of an extrovert – Hawaiian shirts, leather jackets, and dark sunglasses being his staples. He didn’t share a lot of himself with people, or a lot of his experiences, but when he did it was substantive.But when it came to writing, no one was more passionate.Shelby would fight with editors about every single comma, period, word, sentence, and paragraph of his articles.He talked a lot about sentence rhythm.Words were like lyrics to him. Columns were like songs. And if an editor didn’t understand that, he went from shy to full-throated debater in the blink of an eye.Shelby was on a constant search for great stories, and the perfect words to tell those stories.He was a sort of mentor to me. Perhaps the only person I have ever described that way. I hung on his every word as it related to sports, journalism, reporting, and writing.But there was a side of him I never knew.I asked him when his first Christmas was away from his family, and he told me it was 1969. I thought about that for a moment, and then asked him where he was in 1969.“Vietnam,” he said.It wasn’t something he talked a lot about. At least not to me. But on that Christmas night in 1982, he shared a story about that historic event that I will always remember.* * * * *“On the day after Christmas, in 1969, I had powdered eggs and Jello for breakfast,” he said. “I drank the Jello. They mixed it up and served it before it began to set and it almost tasted like Kool-Aid. Depending on how thirsty you were. It was bad, but the eggs were worse. Powdered eggs were one of those things that never got mentioned when someone would ask what it was like in Vietnam.”On this particular day, Shelby had a bad case of the Christmas blues.“It was my first Christmas away from home,” he said. “And the Southeast Asian winter wonderland with the acne of bomb craters and questionable morals could not be any further from home.”He knew when Christmas came because the bulletin board told him. A typed message declared:Christmas will be celebrated on 25 December by order of…“Oh, there were efforts and allusions,” he said. “Like Christmas Eve, when the uneasy truce made things seem almost like a Silent Night. If I tried hard enough, he could hear the unlucky guy who drew guard duty whispering Christmas carols to himself while smoking a joint. And Christmas morning the cooks wore chef hats, instead of fatigue caps. And the line for confession was conspicuously long. And the Armed Forces Radio Network played Handel’s Messiah instead of the usual fare of feel-good rock n’ roll. And maybe for a few minutes, I got that toasty warm feeling Christmas Day always provided.”Then he said saw a pal, a Marine whose nerves had gotten so bad that lately, he had taken to drinking himself to sleep. The Marine was feeling sorry for himself and tears tracked down his hard face. Beside him was a tape recorder, playing his children’s wonderfully butchered version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He hadn’t written home in months.“I  thought about saying something,” he said. “Then I changed my mind.”The Marine rewound the tape and started it again and his sobbing grew louder.“The ornaments and decorations that had been hung in the bunkers had been gnawed and chewed up by rats during the night. There was a small Christmas tree, but it was an aluminum one and someone had thrown up underneath it.”He said that the mail had not come for a week and that even the guys who didn’t have hangovers felt lousy. The depression mounted for him, but then the word spread that mail arrived, and there was a package for him. Maybe he would get some cookies. For sure, a letter, something from his kid sister or folks or girlfriend, any words of support he could use to keep his contemporary world at arm’s length.It turned out to be a football.“Not just any football,” he said “But one caught in the stands by his father back in the days before those nets were hoisted in the end zone at college games. A genuine game ball from the University of Miami. It was my father’s prized souvenir.”There was also a note from his father. His mother usually wrote. This time his father did. There was the usual small talk, but at the end, there was something about thanks for making the sacrifice.“My father was a career military man, a retired officer, a patriot, the hawk who prayed nightly for the dove. Now, his country’s sentiments were divided. There were people sticking flowers into gun barrels. Conscientious objectors and people who were afraid of dying and people who simply did not support what was going on. Some chose to live in Canada. My father did not understand.”His father thanked him for spending this Christmas away from home. ‘It means a lot’, he wrote.“A football. A sacrifice for a sacrifice.”“I began realizing some things that day after Christmas and years later, I still remember a lot of them. It was a bad war and our general fears and narrow ambitions were raised to high principle. Maybe we’d get to the light at the end of the tunnel before some incoming horror lit us all up and turned us into jellyfish. I thought a lot about whether the war was right or wrong. But suddenly I realized I was there in it regardless. And that counted for something.”Now he had a football.“I decided the thing to do with this football, this treasure of a grown man’s life, was to have a game with it. Kick it and throw it and fumble it and – what the hell – just let it get all scruffy and embedded with the funk that got under your skin and didn’t go away for six months until after you left the country.”The call went out. Anyone wanting to play a pickup game would meet beside the tin Quonset hut that always smelled because that was where body bags were filled. A nearby field was mowed. A bag of flour was used to line it. Sides were picked. Of course, there was an uneven number. Nothing ever goes completely by design in a police-action like Vietnam.“The game started anyway and within minutes, everyone was back in his own backyard,” Shelby said. “There was no war going on. Just a bunch of kids playing football. To the best of everyone’s knowledge, the score was tied an hour later. Not that anyone really cared.”Then Shelby described what would be the last play of this game.“In the huddle, the old pump-fake play was called. Parker, a Marine who could run faster than anyone else despite the several pounds of love beads and necklaces he always wore, would take three steps, pivot, then take off. Brito, the quarterback who always bragged of the days he led his high school team to the state finals two years in a row, promised he could fake the short pass and hit Parker as he streaked down the flour line.”Shelby said he was a blocking back on the play, and remembered it vividly.“The defender bit on the fake and was a beaten man. Brito wound up with all his might and let loose with a mighty grunt. The ball fluttered off to the right, bounced off a cooler and rolled down a gully into some thick undergrowth.”And because of the dangers of Vietnam, they did not attempt to retrieve the ball.“No search party was formed. Nobody wanted to go stomping through some area where there may or may not be some forgotten land mine. Or maybe a viper, a 30-pacer, the deadliest of snakes not walking around on two feet.”Game called on account of reality.* * * * * In later years, Shelby wrote about this football game and his recollections of his time in Vietnam. In the article, he called himself “the airman” and concluded the story with this account:“The football stayed there at least for the next 218 days when the airman transferred out. For all he knows, it’s still there.Some people later criticized him for not treating the football with the same reverence his father had. He didn’t care to listen. If anybody really wanted to know what he thought, he would have told them that the football and that football game on the day after Christmas were the best presents he ever received.The present was himself. Faith and hope and self-dignity and perspective and yeah, feeling. All were restored as he remembered once more what the world celebrates each December 25th.He might have been only a few clicks away from being the burn-out loser so many people became in that misbegotten country. But he found himself when he lost that football. For a day, he got to be a child again. He regressed and meandered through safer circumstances with less significant circumstances. The hope and fears of all the year were set aside. It was glorious.So many of his memories of that country are horrible ones. So many memories still strafe an overworked conscience. So many are contained in Washington, D.C., where the chiseled names on a stark granite wall include a free spirit named Parker. But the one memory that overrules all the others has to do with a football.There always will be a danger of confusing Christmas with that day when everyone gets a bunch of nice presents. Just as people often will mistake the gift with the package it came in.But the meaning of giving and sacrifice and Christmas, not to mention the taste of powdered eggs, will never go away for the airman who became a little more of a man by becoming a little boy again.”* * * * * Editor’s Note: Not a Christmas has passed that I don’t think of Shelby, his experiences in Vietnam, and the influence and inspiration he had in my life and my writing. This article is in memory and honor of him. Much of his prose was woven into my recollection of the conversation I had with him that evening.  Michael Heaton December 25, 2017 at 2:27 pmlast_img read more

Central Park Road Residence / studiofour

first_imgArchDaily Houses Projects CopyAbout this officestudiofourOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMalvernAustraliaPublished on July 29, 2019Cite: “Central Park Road Residence / studiofour” 29 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen, Armadillo and Co, Carl Hansen, Jasper Morrison, Loom Rugs, Masson for Light, Riva 1920, V-Zug, Vitra, Vola, Volker Haug, e15, Borge Mogensen, Made to Measure, Norm Architects, Vintec Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathText description provided by the architects. An existing 1970’s house originally comprised of brown brick with small windows, dark interior spaces and walls covered in superfluous decoration, our focus was to return the house to its unadorned honest form. By understanding the homes grounding tectonic and by paring back the openings required in the front façade and adding an oversized eave, a solidity and truthfulness was returned to the building form, the house reduced to a more honest purism of its former self.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathStudiofour’s aim was to create a home full of soul and individuality. The brief was to create an authentic home with a strong sense of identity, and with clients being of Danish heritage,  a house that at its core was the definition of Hygge. In our clients eyes, the value of this renovation lies not just in its function and the shelter it provides, but because we have been able to repurpose an existing home and conserve the heart and soul of the forgotten.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathOn arrival, the entry is now defined by an oversized eave that emphasizes the horizontality of the façade and strengthens the cohesiveness of the existing architectural form.  It has been punctured to allow substantial soft landscaping adjacent the entrance, as well as provide increased light into the interior of the heart of the home without compromising on privacy.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe horizontality of the architectural form was further strengthened by filling in vertical joints in brickwork and raking existing horizontal joint lines. The  language of the exterior brickwork is carried inside, to form and define volumes. These walls are unadorned and honest. The interiors celebrate the beauty of imperfection There are no embellishments, no overworked decoration…truthfulness has been returned to the home.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSave this picture!Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathA key challenge established early on in our briefing workshops was to balance our clients desire to live in an open plan house that ensured a high level of interaction and communication, but without the noise, distraction and soullessness that a single large space can sometimes result in. In contrast to the modest and simple façade, on entering, spaces unfold, and are layered upon each other.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathSolid brick exterior walls slide inside to frame the heart of the home (Kitchen + Meals) and create interior portal openings  which connect adjacent spaces  (Dining, Living + Bar). The layering of these spaces was further strengthened by adding plate glass walls that intersected the solid walls. So whilst spaces were isolated acoustically, controlled visual connection was promoted.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathFurther connections and layering are made between the adjacent garden and the space around the house, providing a layering of landscape and surrounding built form. The home is light filled with fresh air and aspect, yet there is an inner truth and stillness to the spaces that produces calm and a certain mindfulness.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessCourtyard Villa / ARCHSTUDIOSelected ProjectsSlender House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Australia “COPY” Area:  489 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921866/central-park-road-residence-studiofour Clipboard “COPY” Architects: studiofour Area Area of this architecture project Central Park Road Residence / studiofourSave this projectSaveCentral Park Road Residence / studiofour Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921866/central-park-road-residence-studiofour Clipboard 2018 Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Central Park Road Residence / studiofour CopyHouses•Malvern, Australia Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

USDA Gives $200 Million To Help Promote Overseas Trade

first_img By NAFB News Service – Feb 3, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that his department awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program. The Hagstrom Report says the goal is to help U.S. farmers and ranchers find and get into new export markets around the globe. The promotion funds are part of the package that also included the Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers hurt be retaliatory tariffs, as well as a food distribution program to assist producers of targeted commodities.In making the announcement, Perdue made a thinly-veiled reference to China by saying, “This infusion will help us develop other markets and move us away from being dependent on one large customer for our agricultural products. This is seed money, leveraged by hundreds of millions of dollars from the private sector that will help to increase our agricultural exports.” Every sector of U.S. agriculture was allowed to apply for cost-share assistance under the program. The Foreign Agricultural Service looked at all the applications in terms of the potential for export growth in the target market, direct injury from the imposed retaliatory tariffs, and the likelihood that the proposed project will have a direct impact on agricultural exports. The Trade Promotion Program provides assistance to eligible groups for things like consumer advertising, public relations, point-of-sale demonstrations, trade fair participation, and market research.The U.S. Meat Export Federation was one of the 57 groups to receive trade promotion funding from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom says they appreciate the Trump Administration’s recognition of the extremely competitive environment U.S. agricultural products face in the global marketplace. “The administration also appreciates how changes in trading partners’ tariff rates can put these products at a significant disadvantage,” Halstrom says. “This funding will help us defend existing market share and develop new destinations for U.S. agricultural products.”U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers are also pleased that the nation’s wheat growers now have an opportunity to increase efforts to expand export market access, thanks to the $200 million in funding given to the 57 organizations. “U.S. wheat growers are facing tough times right now with the impact of retaliatory tariffs putting a strain on the export market and threatening many decades worth of market development,” says USW Chair Chris Kolstad. The United States exports half the wheat crop it grows so programs like the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program are crucial. “The program helps our farmers to remain competitive in the global market,” says NAWG President Jimmie Musick. “We are pleased that our sister organization, U.S. Wheat Associates, was awarded significant funding for trade mitigation activities.”Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Gives $200 Million To Help Promote Overseas Trade Previous articleIndiana Hemp Bill Moving Through Senate, Vote Possible Next Week on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleLivestock Producers Encouraged to Attend Trainings NAFB News Service USDA Gives $200 Million To Help Promote Overseas Trade SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Stimulus Checks Could Start Hitting Pasadena Bank Accounts This Weekend

first_img Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe President Joe Biden signed into the law the American Rescue Act, a $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Thursday which could provide some Pasadena residents $1,400 stimulus checks and local businesses much needed relief.“Yesterday, with the final passage of the plan in the House of Representatives, their voices were heard and … reflected in everything we have in this bill. And I believe this is — and most people, I think, do as well — this historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation — working people and middle-class folks, the people who built the country — a fighting chance,” said Biden in a statement released on the White House website. “That’s what the essence of it is.”Checks are scheduled to begin going out to taxpayers this weekend who used direct deposit when they filed their 2020 tax return, according to CNN.Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) said the package headed to the president’s desk not a moment too soon.“Fourteen-hundred dollar relief checks. Extended unemployment benefits. Funding to increase vaccinations, keep people in their homes, reopen schools, and cut child poverty in half,” Schiff tweeted on Thursday. “Help is on the way.”The relief comes almost a year to the day after the pandemic forced city officials to shut down businesses and schools.The legislation is also designed to help end child poverty by advancing part of the child tax credit to eligible families this summer.In July families could receive monthly payments of up to $250 per child (and $300 per child under six.The updates to the child tax credit won’t require you to make any changes to your 2020 tax return. Eligibility will be based on your 2019 or 2020 tax return information, depending on when you filed, according to CNBC.“In the weeks that this bill has been discussed and debated, it’s clear that an overwhelming percentage of the American people — Democrats, independents, our Republican friends — have made it clear — the people out there have made it clear they strongly support the American Rescue Plan,” Biden said. 31 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Government Stimulus Checks Could Start Hitting Pasadena Bank Accounts This Weekend STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 2:31 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Heathrow slots on the block again?

first_imgShannon Airport “has been abandoned” TAGSAer LingusDeputy Michael McNamarafeaturedHaethrowIAGShannon airport Advertisement Previous articleGolf – Limerick GC defeat Castletroy on ‘Road to Carton’Next articleRelive the IHFA National Day 2015 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Aer Lingus Shannon cabin crew remain laid off until mid-summer NewsBreaking newsHeathrow slots on the block again?By Bernie English – July 13, 2015 830 Linkedin Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Printcenter_img Twitter Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Email by Bernie [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FEARS have been raised that the Aer Lingus slots to Heathrow from Shannon could be under threat again.Deputy Michael McNamara, who had the Labour whip withdrawn from him after voting against moves to sell the Government’s 25.1 per cent stake in the airline to British Airways-led consortium IAG, says the Government share in the company could be “ineffectual” when it comes to protecting the connectivity to Shannon, Dublin and Cork. .The move follows reports that the European Commission will only approve the €1.3bn takeover if IAG sheds some of its London slots to comply with competition rules.last_img read more