first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Matt Toomua: How to find space at centre Matt Toomua: How to find space at centre Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Jump to it: Wales’ Dan Biggar claims the ball when facing South Africa (Getty Images) Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Dan Biggar: How to kick to regainWales fly-half Dan Biggar has become known for his ability to regain his own kicks and put defences under pressure. Want to replicate the skill? Here are his top tips…The position“With so little space on offer in Test rugby, there is more kicking. If you kick and regain the ball, you get territory and it can be as good as a line break. Look to employ this type of kick between 
your 10m line and the opposition 10m.”The height “If you kick the ball too high, it won’t go far enough forward. So you’re looking at a 30m kick with around a three-second hang time to give you enough time to get up on it and compete. You want to connect with the ball with the top of your foot, not the inside.”The timing“Timing your run and jump is crucial, and you want to be jumping into the ball. If you get momentum coming onto the ball, it’s incredibly difficult for the person standing still to jump as high. You also want to get your knee up to protect yourself.” The jump“Try to stay square onto the ball when you jump. As soon as you turn your body in the air you can’t quite compete for a high ball. You need to be in 
a strong position to reclaim the ball. And knocking on isn’t the worst outcome if you’ve got a good scrum.”The mindset“These are all the technical parts, but the biggest thing is having the right mindset of wanting to get up and compete for the ball. If you’re not going to give it everything, you probably won’t win the ball. You have to be brave and back yourself to compete.”This article originally appeared in the June 2015 edition of Rugby World magazine. The Australia back offers tips on exploiting space… The Wales fly-half explains how to test defences by catching your own kick All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett, the World Rugby… Expand Expand Beauden Barrett: How to mix your kicks The Exeter Chiefs and England wing explains how… Jack Nowell: How to up your wing work-rate Collapselast_img read more

first_img Howard Lake | 17 April 2008 | News Multi-channel retailer Argos has donated 20,000 items of stock from across the country to In Kind Direct, the charity that co-ordinates and encourages manufacturers and retailers to donate high quality goods for use by good causes.The donation is one of the largest In Kind Direct has received since it was founded by the HRH Prince of Wales in 1996. It has taken eight deliveries over four days to deliver the two hundred pallets of items to In Kind Direct‘s distribution operation in Oxfordshire. They now take up around 10% of their warehouse space.Argos has donated products from across its catalogue, from coffee tables to the latest in mp3 players.Over the coming months, the goods will be reorganised into packs and listed on the In Kind Direct online catalogue: its charity partners can then select the packs they need, which are then delivered to their doors by In Kind Direct’s transport partner DHL Exel Supply Chain.One of the first organisations to benefit from the Argos donation is Darnall Community Nursery. Based in Sheffield, the community group are moving into a new centre at the end of April and needed a chainsaw and gardening tools.Linda Edwards, community co-ordinator at Darnall Community Nursery, said: “I know it is uncommon for a children’s nursery to request a chainsaw and gardening tools, but they will be invaluable for recycling the felled trees to make furniture and play areas for the children.”www.argos.co.uk Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Argos donates 20,000 stock items to In Kind Directlast_img read more

first_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Big Draw LA offers Art Opportunities in Altadena and Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 12:00 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 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. The Big Draw LA, a regional celebration of the art of drawing that has been attracting tens of thousands of Angelenos since 2010, will be held in Pasadena and Altadena this weekend.On Saturday, October 3, the first of three Big Draw LA events in the area will occur as part of Altadena Best Fest from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mariposa St. between El Molino and Marengo avenues. Entire familes may take part in group drawing or painting projects, created on a long scroll that can be folded up into a book-box The activitiy will be sponsored by the Urban Crop Circle.BestFest is an annual festival that benefits the Altadena Library Foundation.The next Big Draw event will be held on October 17th, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Pasadena’s Memorial Park on Holly Street and Raymond Avenue. San Gabriel Valley Pride is sponsoring the event as part of the SGVP Festival that will also feature a classic car show, a wedding expo, a health and wellness area, a family area, an author’s forum, a pet adoption area, a wine-tasting fundraiser and a dance area with dance lessons.On October 24, Big Draw LA goes to the John Muir High School at Northwest Lincoln Village crossing Pasadena and Altadena, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The school is at 1905 N Lincoln Avenue. Anyone can join the Chalk Fest of the Northwest street painting activity, sponsored by John Muir’s Arts and Entertainment and Media Academy. Free chalk will be available in designated areas for public expression.The Armory Center for the Arts and Light Bringer Project will also have other arts activities onsite.Big Draw LA events are free and open to all ages. This year, at least 27 Big Draw events will take place throughout LA county in October.Ryman Arts launched the inaugural Big Draw LA in 2010. Organizations of all types, from established institutions to small groups, may sponsor or host a Big Draw LA event.For more information, visit www.thebigdrawla.org. Business Newslast_img read more

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — The number of novel coronavirus cases around the world is over 328,000 worldwide with Italy and the United States behind China as the countries with the most cases of COVID-19 infections, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The number of U.S. cases has surpassed 31,000, and as the number rises, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York. The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state in America since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.Globally, there are at least 14,356 coronavirus-related deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. More than 95,000 people have recovered worldwide. Here’s the latest on the developing situation. All times Eastern:6:35 p.m.: Trump to deploy National Guard in NY, California, WashingtonThe National Guard will be deployed to assist in the fight against the coronavirus in the hard-hit states of New York, California and Washington, President Donald Trump announced. The move, announced at Sunday evening’s briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will include delivery of medical supplies and the establishment of medical stations in those states. “The federal government will be funding 100% of the cost to deploy National Guard units to carry out approved missions to stop the virus while those governors remain in command,” Trump said. “I spoke with all three of the governors today, just a little while ago, they’re very happy with what we’re doing.”In addition, Trump said, “I directed FEMA to supply the following: Four large medical stations with 1,000 beds for New York, eight large federal medical stations with 2,000 beds for California. and three large federal medical stations and four small federal medical stations with 1,000 beds for the state of Washington.” Pete Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, will be arriving in the affected states within 42 hours. Also at the briefing, officials urged that testing be prioritized toward the neediest cases. “We want people that have been checked into a hospital, that are being treated for what they expect to be coronavirus, to receive those tests more quickly.,” said Vice President Mike Pence. Members of the task force said that 254,000 Americans have been tested for COVID-19, with 30,000 of those — 11.8% — testing positive. According to commercial testing labs, the U.S. should be caught up on the backlog in testing by midweek, officials said. 5:45 p.m.: Five U.S. senators now under self-quarantineFollowing the announcement Sunday afternoon by Sen. Rand Paul that he had contracted the coronavirus, there are now five U.S. senators under self-quarantine. Sen. Mitt Romney said that he had quarantined himself after having contact with Sen. Paul. “Since Senator Romney sat next to Senator Paul for extended periods in recent days and consistent with CDC guidance, the attending physician has ordered him to immediately self-quarantine and not to vote on the Senate floor,” a Romney spokesperson said in a statement. “He has no symptoms but will be tested. He urges members to pass a relief package as quickly as possible that provides assistance for families, workers, and small businesses.” Sen. Mike Lee is also under quarantine after coming in contact with Sen. Paul. Sens. Rick Scott and Cory Gardner were already under self-quarantine after coming into contact with diplomatic delegations whose members had tested positive. 4:15 p.m.: NYPD to crack down on mass gatherings in parksNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced they will be cracking down on large gatherings that linger in city parks, to prevent COVID-19 exposure. The order comes after reports of people interacting too closely in parks over the weekend, despite a shelter-in-place order by the mayor. Cops will be in cars, bikes and other vehicles with a speaker, alerting parkgoers not to linger, and if crowds get too big, the officers will break them up, according to de Blasio and Shea. The mayor said they will run this policy for a week, and reassess their procedures.“If we feel people aren’t following the rules … we will consider shutting [parks] down,” he warned. As of Sunday morning, New York City had 9,654 confirmed coronavirus cases, de Blasio said. Earlier in the day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the mayor to come up with a plan to reduce the density in parks and suggested that the city close certain streets to vehicular traffic and allow pedestrians. De Blasio said he is mulling over closing the streets and will codify their plans in the next 24 hours, but warned that such a plan would require a gradual phase-in and strict police enforcement. “If you put barriers at the end of a block and everyone comes out like it’s normal, we can’t have that,” the mayor said. 3:15 p.m.: Angela Merkel goes into quarantine as precaution German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into self-quarantine after she was exposed to the virus, according to her office. The chancellor learned that a doctor who administered a precautionary pneumonia vaccine on Friday afternoon tested positive for COVID-19, her office said.“In the next days she will be regularly tested in the coming days, as a test now would not yet be fully conclusive. From her quarantine at home, the Chancellor will continue to attend to her official business,” a spokeswoman said in a statement. Shortly before she learned about the exposure, Merkel issued an order earlier in the day that barred social gatherings of more than two people with the exemptions of families and people living in the same household. The order will be in effect for two weeks. 2:26 p.m.: Olympic Committee considering different scenarios for TokyoThe International Olympic Committee’s executive board said it will step up its planning for possible scenarios for the 2020 summer games in Tokyo. The committee emphasized that it has no current plans to cancel the games, but said it will be discussing different options with its planning partners, including postponing the Olympics from its July 24 start date.“The IOC is confident that it will have finalized these discussions within the next four weeks,” the committee said in a statement. Several teams around the world, including the U.S. Track & Field and USA Swimming teams, have called on the IOC to postpone the games out of concern of the pandemic 1:52 p.m.: Germany restricts gatherings of more than two people German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a new order that bans social gatherings of more than two people. Families and people living in the same household are exempt from the order, which will be in effect for at least two weeks. “We are further reducing public life and social contact and ensuring that the measures will be nationwide,” the chancellor said at a news conference. “Everyone should organize their movements according to these regulations.” Germany has 23,974 COVID-19 cases, the fourth highest outside of China, according to Johns Hopkins University. 1:36 p.m.: Sen. Rand Paul reveals he contracted coronavirus Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced on Twitter that he contracted COVID-19. The senator said he is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his travel history, according to the tweet. “He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person,” the tweet said.Paul’s office said it has been operating remotely for the last 10 days and “virtually no staff has had contact” with the senator. He will be in quarantine, according to his staff. Paul is the first U.S. senator to have contracted the virus. Two House of Representatives members, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Rep. Ben McAdam, D-Ut., tested positive for the disease last week. 1:19 p.m.: Italy’s death toll jumps to 5,476 Italy, which has the highest number of coronavirus fatalities outside of China, said there were 651 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Civil Protection Agency. The total number of fatalities in the country is now 5,476, the agency said. Italy has 53,578 confirmed cases, 5,560 of which are newly recorded. 12:50 p.m.: Emirates reverses decision to suspend flights Emirates reversed a plan made earlier Sunday that would have suspended all of its flights this week. The airline initially said Sunday morning that it would suspend all commercial flights on March 25, and only operate its cargo ships due to coronavirus concerns. Later in the day, Emirates tweeted it received several requests from world leaders who said they needed flights to repatriate its citizens, and the airline changed its course, allowing some flights to continue. “We will operate passenger flights to UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, USA & Canada,” Emirates tweeted. The airline apologized to passengers for the inconvenience and said it will monitor the situation closely. 12:30 p.m.: Spain death count rises by 394, flight restrictions imposedSpain’s Health Ministry announced that it recorded 394 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, bringing the country’s total death count to 1,720. The country has now surpassed Iran for the third largest number of COVID-19 deaths. As of Sunday, Spain had 28,572 confirmed cases of the virus, with 3,646 confirmations made in the last 24 hours.The government said it would take immediate actions to stop the spread of the virus including restricting flights to diplomats, repatriation of travelers, healthcare workers and flights that layover in Spain’s airports. 12:05 p.m.: Merck donates masks to New York City Pharmaceutical company Merck said it will donate half a million masks to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management. The city has over 9,000 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday morning and elected officials said they are in desperate need of protective material for first responders and medical professionals. 12:00 p.m.: Cuomo calls on New York City to open streets to publicGov. Andrew Cuomo called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other leaders to come up with a plan to reduce density in parks, after he saw large gatherings in the green spaces over the weekend. Cuomo called the crowds at the parks “reckless,” “arrogant” and “selfish” because of the greater risk and said the city needed to take immediate action. He gave the mayor and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson 24 hours to come up with a plan and suggested they consider closing some streets to vehicular traffic and open it up to pedestrians. “Get creative. Open up the streets” he said at a news conference.Cuomo later said he had the power to make that move, however he didn’t know the full situation about the density of the parks and would defer the planning to local leaders. De Blasio’s office did not have an immediate comment about the governor’s call to action. Johnson tweeted that he supported closing down streets. “We must #StopTheSpread. The @NYCCouncil will do all we can to make this happen,” he tweeted. Cuomo said there were 15,168 positive coronavirus cases in the state, with more than 9,000 within New York City. The governor announced said there are plans to open up spaces to treat patients, including the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, and the state would be undergoing trials for a malaria drug that could treat the disease. 9:03 a.m.: Pope to hold universal ‘Our Father’ prayerPope Francis announced he will be holding two major events of prayer this week to respond to the pandemic with “a universal prayer of compassion and tenderness.” During his Sunday noontime prayer, Francis called on the heads of all Christian churches and Christians across the world to recite the “Our Father” prayer at the same time on Wednesday, the feast of the Annunciation, at noon.The pope will also will preside over a moment of prayer on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica to the empty square Friday at noon. The services will include the Urbi et Orbi, to the City [of Rome] and to the World, blessing, which is normally recited during Easter and Christmas. 8:59 a.m.: NJ governor says states needs $100M to fight pandemicDuring an appearance on ABC’s This Week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stressed that his state and others in the northeast region needed more assistance from the federal government to fight the pandemic. Murphy told co-anchor Martha Raddatz that New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania needed $100 billion direct cash assistance to fight against the pandemic. Specifically, he said the states needed more personal protective equipment, or PPE. “We are in desperate for more PPE,” Murphy said. “We’ve had a big ask into the strategic stockpile on the White House — they’ve given us a fraction of our ask.” 8:39 a.m.: FEMA begins shipping masks from national stockpileFederal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor said on ABC’s This Week, that medical masks began shipping yesterday from the national stockpile.Gaynor could not provide an exact number of masks or a timeline as to when they will reach individual states.“All those supplies to all the demands, all the asks, all the governance, every day, we are — we’re prepared to go to zero in the stockpile to meet demand,” Gaynor said.7:49 a.m.: Miami shuts down marinas following Saturday night boat partiesMiami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez ordered that all boat ramps and marinas in the city would be closed for recreational use after images and videos of boat parties in the area circulated online Saturday night.Gimenez chastised organizers and partygoers for violating the city’s orders that limit crowds to 10 or fewer.“We are in a state of emergency, and I cannot stress enough the need for personal responsibility,” he said in a statement.Only fishing boats will be able to use the docks and sail into the waters under the new order, which will be enforced by police boats, Gimenez said.6:57 a.m.: Russia’s military is sending medical aid to ItalyRussia’s military is sending medical aid to Italy to help in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, including disinfection vehicles and military virologists.Russia’s defense ministry in a statement announced military transport planes will be delivering eight mobile brigades of military medics, special disinfection vehicles and other medical equipment to Italy, starting from Sunday.It followed a phone conversation between President Vladimir Putin and Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, during which Putin offered help.The move obviously highlights the EU’s relative failure so far to aid Italy in the epidemic and follows China sending a plane-load of medics to help. The authoritarian governments see this as a diplomatic and PR opportunity. Italy was already one of the friendliest countries to Russia in the EU and this obviously won’t go unremembered.Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.5:29 a.m.: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, buses and taxis for at least two weeksSaudi Arabia announced 48 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 392, with five of the new infections being healthcare workers in Riyadh, according to a health ministry spokesman.All domestic flights, buses, taxis and trains in the Kingdom have been suspended for at least 14 days to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, an Interior Ministry official told the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).5:17 a.m. Turkey imposes partial curfew and bans picnics and barbecues as cases have doubled each day in the past weekTurkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan early on Sunday did his best to reassure his people about the nation’s efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, saying Turkey is doing its duty to protect citizens. “I hope we will get over these difficult times together. Just follow the rules and guidance and also continue staying at homes,” Erdogan posted on Twitter while reiterating that those older than 65 and anyone with a chronic disease should not go outside.Turkey imposed a partial curfew on Saturday for senior citizens and those with chronic diseases, but stopped short of a blanket curfew. Earlier on Saturday, Turkey suspended flights from 46 additional countries and banned picnics and barbecues, as the number of cases has roughly doubled every day for the past week.Turkey now has 947 confirmed cases of the virus, with 21 deaths.2:49 a.m.: Amazon hiring for 100,000 new roles while raising wages for hourly workersPosting on his Instagram account Saturday night, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos wrote a letter to all Amazon employees announcing that Amazon will be hiring for 100,000 new roles and raising wages for hourly workers while also detailing how the company plans on working through the crisis.2:24 a.m.: Audible offering free streaming of children’s storiesOn Saturday night, Audible started offering free streaming of children’s stories in 6 different languages to help parents as long schools are closed.10:47 p.m.: DJ D-Nice brings party to InstagramThis is the largest crowd the Bronx-born DJ has attracted since launching the “parties” on Wednesday.Some of the users tuning in Saturday: Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and countless other celebs, singers and athletes.9:30 p.m.: NY ATC Center, LGA tower will be closed overnight for sanitizationThe New York Air Route Traffic Control Center and New York’s LaGuardia Control Tower will now be closed overnight for sanitization, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.During this time other air traffic facilities will provide needed key services and some flights will be rerouted around the airspace, but the FAA expects a minimal impact on traffic since the volume during these hours is low.Flights were briefly suspended at New York City and Philadelphia airports Saturday afternoon when an air traffic controller trainee at New York Air Route Traffic Control Center in Ronkonkoma, New York, tested positive for coronavirus. 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first_imgiStock/XurzonBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Northern Hemisphere experienced its warmest summer in modern history this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The record surpassed those set in 2019 and 2016, which previously tied for the hottest.In fact, the last three months were sweltering for the entire globe, which saw its third-hottest summer since recordings began in 1880. The average global land and ocean surface temperature in August was 1.69 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average of 60.1 degrees, NOAA scientists found.August 2020 was also the warmest August in history for the Northern Hemisphere and second-warmest in the world.The 10 warmest Augusts on Earth have all occurred since 1998. Five of the warmest Augusts have occurred since 2015.Arctic sea ice has also continued to decline, according to NOAA.The average Arctic sea ice extent (coverage) in August was the third-smallest on record, 29.4% below the 1981–2010 average, according to analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.A 44-square-mile area of the Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden ice shelf detached from northeast Greenland, a series of satellite images taken by EU Copernicus and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland between 2013 and 2020 shows, according to the organization.“We should be very concerned about what appears to be progressive disintegration at the Arctic’s largest remaining ice shelf, because upstream it is the only major Greenland ice sheet ice stream, draining 16% of the inland ice reservoir,” GEUS Professor Jason Box said in a statement.ABC News’ Max Golembo contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img2-A South Boys Soccer RICHFIELD, Utah-Katie Larsen, Kiana Pogroszewski, Sadie Cox and Tyra Hermansen all doubled as the Manti Templars smacked Richfield 19-2 in Region 15 softball action Friday. Pogroszewski also earned the win in the circle for the Templars. FILLMORE, Utah-Jadden Cranney tripled while Jed DeGraffenreid netted 13 strikeouts on the mound as the Millard Eagles routed Monticello 9-0 Friday in 2-A Central baseball action. Austin Burratson and Tilden Kesler added doubles in the win for the Eagles. Brad James 2-A South 2-A Central Region 17 Region 15 MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Brayden Gonder amassed four goals and the Delta Rabbits outlasted North Sanpete 5-4 in overtime in non-region boys soccer action Friday. Orlando Rodriguez also scored in the win for Delta. Brady Jacobson netted a pair of goals and Ethan Bowles and Kyle Thornberry also scored for the Hawks in the loss. Region 15 Non-Region April 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/12 Region 14 DELTA, Utah-Damon Davidson tripled and the Juab Wasps pounded Delta 11-0 Friday in Region 14 baseball action. Raidyn Steele earned the win on the mound for the Wasps, who netted 12 hits in the rout. Ty Tolley doubled for the Rabbits in the loss. Written by MILFORD, Utah-Averie Staheli, Kylee Bundy and Shaylee Reber all doubled, while Reber also earned the win in the circle as the Enterprise Wolves pounded Milford 22-4 in 2-A South softball action Friday. Softball Tags: sports FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball MILFORD, Utah-Jarrett Sullivan doubled as the Milford Tigers doubled up Enterprise 8-4 in 2-A South baseball action Friday. Hunter Willden earned the win on the mound for Milford. Levi Randall homered in the loss for the Wolves. MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Avery Wade found the net twice as the Wasatch Academy Tigers stymied Draper APA 5-3 Friday in Region 17 soccer action. Antonio Costa, Bimmer Boonyasai and David Cottam also found the net in the win for the Tigers. MANTI, Utah-Emmitt Hafen and Morgan Albrecht doubled as the Richfield Wildcats gashed Manti 5-2 in Region 15 baseball action Friday. CASTLE DALE, Utah-Riggs Griffin tripled, while Jesse Barnett and Koda Alton added doubles as the Emery Spartans downed South Sevier 6-2 Friday in Region 15 baseball action. Yates Taylor doubled in the loss for the Rams. PAROWAN, Utah-Tavy Gale homered, posting 3 RBI, as the Beaver Beavers routed Parowan 21-8 in 2-A South softball action Friday. Sadie Bradshaw earned the win in the circle for the Beavers. Kenzlee Carter and Sydnee Gillins also doubled for the Beavers in the win. Reagan Duff went yard and doubled in the loss for the Rams. PAROWAN, Utah-Beau Millett, Derek Rowley and Tanner Johnson each doubled as the Parowan Rams edged Beaver 9-8 Friday in 2-A South baseball action. Nate Townsend earned the win on the mound for Parowan in the shootout. Crayton Hollingshead, Dray Martin, Jake Eichorn and McCoy Smith all doubled in defeat for the Beavers. GUNNISON, Utah-Chance Helms and Creed Mogle each doubled as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs pounded North Sevier 8-3 in 2-A Central baseball action Friday. Parx Bartholmew earned the win on the mound for the Bulldogs. last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » London agency still making sales despite lockdown but for how much longer? previous nextCOVID-19 newsLondon agency still making sales despite lockdown but for how much longer?Guy Gittins, MD of 33-branch Chestertons says buyer registrations have increased significantly and that buyers are still keen, although sales activity across the market has dropped.Sheila Manchester14th April 20202 Comments2,583 Views It’s a grim time for almost all businesses, including those in the property market but despite the inability to do physical viewings, London estate agency Chestertons reports that it generated 250 new sales offers and agreed 88 new sales over the first two weeks of lock-down, demonstrating that the sales market in the capital is quieter than usual, but far from dead.Looking at March as a whole, estate agency Chestertons’ properties were viewed online 13% more than March 2019 and its agents are registering over 500 new buyers per week since the lock-down. The days immediately following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the lock-down on 16th March were the quietest, but activity picked up by the end of the week and has been relatively steady since.Chestertons has been quick to embrace video viewings and currently around 30% of the properties it is marketing for sale are available to view by video, either as a live walk-through with the occupier or via a pre-recorded video tour.Guy Gittins, Chestertons Managing Director, told The Negotiator that, “The bottom line is that people still need to move, still trust property as a solid long-term investment and are not expecting prices to change dramatically as a result of the pandemic. Although normality sometimes feels like a lifetime ago, restrictions will be lifted at some point and once that happens, we are anticipating a bounce as the pent-up demand is released over the months following.”Read more about Coronavirus planning.guy gittins Chestertons estate agency April 14, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsGraham Davidson, Sequre Sequre 18th April 2020 at 1:16 pm88 sales over 2 weeks across 33 offices is 1.33 sales per office per week. This is obviously low but is still a great result under the current circumstances.Would love to know how many of these were in the first week of shutdown and were potentials carried over from the week before.Would be great to publish the result for week 3 and 4 combined to see if its sustained or it drops.The above is based on my own experience of having deals to work on for the first week of shutdown but nothing of any note since then.Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 14th April 2020 at 12:51 pmGuy Gittings a very capable MD is like many having to walk a very difficult tightrope at present, with lockdown viewing are a no go in reality, but with Spring the usual starting gun for instructions and sales the pent up demand from those wishing to transact business is still there.Anecdotally, the amount of leads generated from property portals is steady, though with minimal listings in real terms across the all of the branches in the UK, this may slow if there is less ‘new to view’.As ever it is a waiting game, but with stock levels frozen just at the point that agents traditionally list at their top rate, late March to early June, it remains to be seen how many precious weeks of listings and sales will be stopped by lockdown, at present it looks like the first week in May is the very earliest anything will change, my thoughts it will be much later.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgCNBC’s Larry Kudlow, Mayor of La Porte, Indiana to testifyRep. Luke Messer (IN-06), chair of the Republican Policy Committee,  announced the first hearing of the recently launched Task Force for the American Worker will be on Tuesday, April 25.CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow and Mayor of La Porte, Indiana Blair Milo will testify during the inaugural hearing, aimed at setting a policy agenda for the modern American workerWHAT:           “An Agenda for the Modern American Worker” hearingWHO:              Mr. Larry Kudlow, CNBC Senior ContributorThe Honorable Blair Milo, Mayor of the City of La Porte, INMr. John Friedman, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown UniversityMr. Jim Pethokoukis, Editor of AEIdeas and a DeWitt Wallace FellowWHEN:           Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2PM WHERE:         Rayburn House Office Building 2360, Washington, D.C.Launched by Chairman Messer, the Task Force for the American Worker is an effort to examine challenges facing modern-day working Americans.“For generations, the American dream has meant that every American who works hard can find success. But in recent years, frozen paychecks, a tough job market and rising living costs make the American Dream too often seem out of reach,” Messer said. “During the 2016 election, Republicans promised a renewed focus on addressing these challenges and improving the lives of everyday working people. This Task Force is about making those promises a reality.” The Task Force will hold a series of hearings to examine workforce issues, including stagnant wages and a slow economic recovery, manufacturing, higher education costs, the opioid abuse epidemic, health care, retirement security and trade.  The Task Force will seek to find solutions that help address each of these challenges. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgTime is running out to enter this year’s Baking Industry Awards.The closing date is this Friday, 10 May and there are 11 categories to choose from for professional bakers and suppliers.They include The Craft Business Award, Bakery Supplier of the Year, Baker of the Year, The Product Innovation Award and many more.If you have not yet entered go to www.bakeryawards.co.uk to download a form, or email [email protected], or telephone 01293 610422.The awards take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on Wednesday 11 September before a crowd of over 800 people.If you are a professional in the bakery trade we look forward to hearing from you soon. To purchase tickets for the night, email:eliza[email protected] or call 01293 846593. Tickets cost £255 each or £2,295 per table of 10.last_img read more