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I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) Q42018 Interim Report

first_imgI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited (IM.rw)  2018 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileI&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Rwanda offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking segment. Personal banking products range from current accounts and short or fixed deposits to personal, vehicle, home and building loans. The corporate division offers financial solutions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations which range from overdrafts, investments and equipment and vehicle loans to purchase and disposal of foreign currency and treasury services. This includes issuing letters of credit and guarantee, export and import trading, insurance premium financing, and e-banking services. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is a subsidiary of I&M Bank Limited and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. I&M Bank (Rwanda) Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Six Nations 2018 Round One – Six things we learnt

first_img Johnny Sexton drop-goal sees him join rugby royaltyThe drop-goal has become a bit of an afterthought in professional rugby, reduced to a ‘roll of the dice’ when the comfort blanket of a penalty advantage has been draped over the posts. But as Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton showed in the opening round of the Six Nations in Paris, nothing quite seals a win like a last-minute drop-goal.The kick itself was immaculate, 43 metres of end-on-end beauty that allows Sexton to pull up a chair alongside Jonny Wilkinson, Ronan O’Gara, Stephen Larkham etc.Watch the Johnny Sexton drop-goal belowAs beautiful as the actual kick was, the build-up was equally exquisite: 41 phases of perfect short carries and neat cleanouts – modern humans evolved from Australopithecus in fewer stages than that.It must be said that Sexton’s drop-goal did disguise a below average Irish performance and zero clean breaks in 80 minutes will be as concerning to Joe Schmidt as the drop-goal was impressive.Injuries improve WalesThe scoreline of 34-7 contains the numbers that really matter. But if you dig a little deeper, there are three sets of numbers that are arguably as important to Wales as they head towards the 2019 Rugby World Cup: 18 clean breaks, 16 defenders beaten and 13 offloads.It may have been injury-induced, but the selection of form players, being allowed to play contemporary rugby, showed that the Welsh coaches really have changed their ethos. The impact of the triple kick-pass-run threat of Rhys Patchell, added to the upright, offload-ready body angles of Aaron Shingler, Rob Evans and Josh Navidi, allowed Wales to attack at will. But to look for CSI-quality evidence of Wales’ attitude change you need look no further than Samson Lee flicking a one-handed pass away from contact in midfield.Line backer: Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell tests the Scotland defence. Photo: Getty ImagesIt would be naïve to think that the Welsh performance was driven simply by Hollywood offloads and line breaks; it wasn’t. The Welsh set-piece was near-perfect and Ross Moriarty, Cory Hill and Alun Wyn Jones delivered swathes of heavy carries. But when the platform was created, the thump into the 12 channel was ignored and the wider spaces exploited – resulting in Leigh Halfpenny running in two well-deserved tries.Wales won’t be able to play as freely against England and Ireland, but it shows that they can and, more importantly, are now allowed to.Counter-attacking isn’t enough for ScotlandFor those who have loved watching Scottish rugby in recent seasons, their performance against Wales was a real kick in the windpipe. Pre-game, Scotland’s perceived weakness was deemed to be in the front row, but that wasn’t the case. In fact, Gordon Reid and Jon Welsh were very effective and helped deliver a scrummage completion of 85% – six from seven. From that Johnny Sexton drop-goal to speedster Sam Simmonds – Paul Williams wraps up the talking points from the first round of the Six Nations Kicking king: Johnny Sexton drops the winning goal for Ireland in Paris. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The major problems occurred with the ball in hand – both wide and narrow. The Scottish back row carried just 21 metres between them, which is a remarkably low number. Even in Test rugby you’d expect a No 8 to carry that distance alone. With the pack struggling to get over the gain-line, Scotland became overly dependent on their back-line swinging the ball from extreme left to extreme right – it was like watching Jeremy Corbyn having a tussle with Jacob Rees-Mogg.No way through: Scotland centre Huw Jones is tackled by Hadleigh Parkes. Photo: Getty ImagesBut even this failed as Hadleigh Parkes and Scott Williams shut the midfield down and stopped Scotland from executing their offloading game. It was a difficult day for Scottish rugby, and a reminder that having only one style of rugby often isn’t enough at Test level.France and their ‘mid-table rugby’It is obviously too early to judge France’s long-term prospects under Jacques Brunel – other than selection he’s had little time to affect anything meaningful. However, their performance against Ireland reeked of the mid-table rugby that we see in the Top 14. Rugby that will win nothing, but will also stop the drop into Pro D2.LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSThe problem is that there is no relegation in the Six Nations, meaning that the prosaic, predictable ‘one-out’ carries from the French forwards are largely pointless.The French plan seemed at odds with the selection in the forwards. Brunel picked a pack weighing just 865kg, which is very light for Test rugby, where packs tip the 900kg mark. Yet having selected a lightweight pack, France proceeded to use lighter forwards in the same way that you would use their heavier counterparts. Surely you pick lighter forwards to play wider and faster, not just in the narrow channels – otherwise you might as well pick 19st monsters. We obviously can’t ignore the fact that France nearly won, but they have stacks of work to get through.HIA cases raise questionsThe Head Injury Assessment (HIA) procedure is there to protect players and any cynicism derived from misuse of the protocol can only have a negative impact on player safety. The grey matter in player’s heads shouldn’t be endangered by the grey areas in rugby’s laws.Controversy: France’s Matthieu Jalibert goes off for an HIA against Ireland. Photo: Getty ImagesIt is impossible to prove but neither of the France half-backs who went for HIAs against Ireland – Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Dupont – appeared to have any contact made with their heads, although it was the independent match doctor who made those calls. Both players have since been ruled out of the rest of the championship with knee injuries. The Six Nations have stated they are investigating the HIA incidents and the findings of that investigation will be awaited with interest.Diminutive No 8s can be greatEngland No 8 Sam Simmonds was awesome against Italy. Two tries, 80 metres carried, three clean breaks and 23 tackles are remarkable numbers. But the weirdest stat by far, particularly for those who haven’t seen much of the Exeter player, is that he is a ‘Rizla’ under 6ft tall – a rarity in Test rugby. Sam’s the man: Sam Simmonds scored two tries against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesThe benchmark height for international No 8s is 6ft 3in tall. It just is. But why? Unless the eight is utilised as a jumper there is no logical reason to be that tall, quite the opposite. Simmonds’s pace, with his shorter levers, regularly caught the Italian defence off-guard.With Simmonds, there is no long build-up to top speed; he isn’t reliant on long strides and hits full tilt within a few steps. When Billy Vunipola is fit, he will obviously come straight back in at eight, but Simmonds gives Eddie Jones some exciting new options, options that a traditionally-shaped No 8 cannot.last_img read more

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Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear DATE/TIME TYPE LOCATION  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 4/25/2020 11:41 VEHICLE 2100 BLOCK OCOEE APOPKA RD  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 4/21/2020 9:59 BUSINESS 2400 BLOCK PARK RIDGE ST  4/22/2020 6:24 VEHICLE 400 BLOCK MARSHALL LAKE  4/21/2020 9:57 VEHICLE E 5TH ST & S PARK AVE  Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 4/19/2020 4:25 VEHICLE 30 BLOCK W NIGHTINGALE ST  4/23/2020 11:13 VEHICLE 600 BLOCK N LAKE AVE  4/24/2020 23:01 BUSINESS 1500 BLOCK E SEMORAN BLVD  TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleNew Amazon Prime Video series and movies coming in May 2020Next articleDeSantis calls for probe into Florida unemployment problems; Scott says jobless being paid too much Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4/20/2020 19:44 VEHICLE 1700 BLOCK S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL  4/19/2020 1:17 VEHICLE 20 BLOCK W 7TH ST  Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending April 25thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending April 25th shows 10 burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:2 – Business0 – Residential8 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: Please enter your comment! 4/19/2020 1:05 VEHICLE 20 BLOCK W 7TH ST last_img read more

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WGTG – Residential building “Den Draad” / HUB

first_img Area:  4915 m² Area:  4915 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/525829/wgtg-residential-building-den-draad-hub Clipboard Architects: HUB Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeHUBOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGhentHousingBelgiumPublished on July 22, 2014Cite: “WGTG – Residential building “Den Draad” / HUB” 22 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. 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The ‘Den Draad’ project consists of two new residential buildings on a brownfield site which is earmarked for redevelopment into a new, sustainable residential zone and a green neighbourhood park of 1.5 ha. In this context, the margins of the existing block are completed with new residences. On the boundary between the park and this new street façade, two residential buildings have been conceived, which assume a prominent position at the edge of the new park zone. The buildings were positioned as a function of optimal and cost-effective soil decontamination. They constitute the point of transition between a residential area with continuous blocks and a public park.Save this picture!© Ilse LiekensDespite the differences in form – caused by the surrounding conditions of the site – the buildings form a dyad. Both are typified by robust volumes which elegantly give way to a group of trees, a passageway, an incision which forms the entrance to an underground car park, etc. Both buildings are also compact volumes in which the residences are oriented towards the park as much as possible. That compactness is a very important aspect of producing energy-efficient homes, whereby the volumetric diversity nonetheless results in a differentiated image.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe architecture of both residential buildings is based on the unique, shared position at the edge of the new park. In contrast to the vertical rhythm of the existing and new street facades, these buildings resolutely play the card of a horizontal image, insistent on expressing the autonomy of the buildings and of the view on the park. Each residential unit comprises an extensive exterior space and views on the park which embody this concept.Save this picture!© Ilse LiekensThe exterior walls consist of bands with a changing rhythm of larch planks and slats which direct the horizontality of the architecture. The wooden siding is not only in keeping with the concept of creating as energy-efficient and sustainable a project as possible but is also aimed at enabling the buildings’ integration in the natural frame of the park.Save this picture!© Ilse LiekensWhere the buildings join the park at ground level, the transition is materialised by means of a subtle skirting in high-quality façade concrete which mirrors the same structure as the grain of the above-lying wooden façade elements. The foundations of the building were designed in such a way as to enable compact units with maximum flexibility. Each unit has a clear structure of 1 or 2 diagonal supporting walls which enable an individual, personalised interpretation or future modifications.Save this picture!© Ilse LiekensThe project carries a high sustainability ambition: alongside low-energy standards, it was also designed for maximum adaptability and durability over the course of its lifetime using NIBE-class-3-compliant materials or better.Project gallerySee allShow lessSydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal ProgramArchitecture NewsAguazul 162 / LABarqSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gentbrugge, 9050 Ghent, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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FAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecte

first_img FAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecte CopyHouses•Canada Projects FAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecteSave this projectSaveFAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecte ArchDaily Architects: Jean Verville architecte Area Area of this architecture project Contractor: Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790943/fahouse-jean-verville-architecte Clipboard Collaborators:Jessica Bouffette, Olivier Grenier, Martine WalshCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism perfectly illustrates childhood characterizing the whole development of this project.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletConceived for a couple of young professionals and two children, the cottage revisits the family home settings to explore an imaginary closely linked to the site, its occupants and their actual way of living the family life. The close complicity with these clients during the design process, and the playfulness distinguishing their parent-children relationship, empower the architect to design a new way of living their reality. Throughout the construction, the collaboration between the architect, the family and the entrepreneur promotes a shared enthusiasm resulting in building quality and flawless finishing.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe two houses profile emerges. The architect emphasizes the elongated shape of the land by a promenade along the blind wall of the first volume. A wide exterior staircase revealing the natural slope leads to the ground floor and welcomes newcomers under an imposing cantilever defining the covered terrace. The large opaque door opens into a vibrant lobby that extends to the mysterious forest. The living area enjoys glass walls, which seem to dematerialize and eliminate the boundary between architecture and landscape, allowing nature to fabulously slip inside. Already the house comes to life and the magic of the place operates.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe architectural deployment of the staircase articulates the ground floor while governing the access parade to the perched areas of the two houses. The first, the toddlers’, nestled in the enchanted forest, displays a large bunk bed welcoming friends to share fantastic nights. A few stairs jump leads to the second, the parents’ house, which looks like a beehive composed of a succession of cells each offering a distinctive ritual. In a surprising mirror effect, the bedroom doubles as a bathroom offering two simple and soothing volumes suspended between earth and sky. In contrast, the graphic display of the impressive family shower room promises a different experience for daily ablutions. The upper floor evokes the lair of the whale to brighten the imagination and allow for a colorful world of unbelievable adventures.Save this picture!© Maxime Brouilletvia v2com.Project gallerySee allShow lessMA House / PYO arquitectosSelected ProjectsWind and Rain Bridge / Donn Holohan – The University of Hong KongSelected Projects Share Area:  1900 ft² Photographscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/790943/fahouse-jean-verville-architecte Clipboard Photographs:  Maxime Brouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 35 Share “COPY” “COPY” Ulys Collectif Canada Manufacturers: Shalwin CopyAbout this officeJean Verville architecteOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCanadaPublished on July 08, 2016Cite: “FAHOUSE / Jean Verville architecte” 08 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter

first_img House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter Projects CopyHouses•Skövde, Sweden “COPY” House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga ArkitekterSave this projectSaveHouse 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter Photographs Products used in this ProjectSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FTP-VContractor:JB VillanArchitects In Charge:Isabell Gonzaga, Andreas Helgesson GonzagaCity:SkövdeCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikael Olsson“House 669” is an expression of the customers dream of getting their own house on a low budget and within a set fabrication process. The context is typical of many mid-sized Swedish towns contemporary development. The plot is prepared for fast and cost-effective construction of a catalogue house. Building your own home here normally comes down to the choice of a style. Save this picture!Spatial Concept“House 669” lands in this context, neighbouring the neofunctional look and across the street a modern mansion sitting on a plot of 600 m2. It is a house built in collaboration with a local catalogue house manufacturer, but sustains the pursuit of living in an environment that supports the families everyday life, including work, play, social life and rest. The volume is archetypical, like a quick drawing of a house. 1 1/2 levels and open to the ridge, it provides a variety of spaces. Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonBy stripping away the standard materials (3-strip parquet, plasterboard ceilings, laminate window sills etc.) often found in catalogue houses, “House 669” achieve a more tactile material palette. Three coloured “islands” divide the ground floor which becomes the scene for social life, while structurally supporting the private rooms upstairs.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonProject gallerySee allShow lessHard-Fought Fights for Civil Rights: Accessibility Expert Carl Lewis on the American…InterviewsWhy We’re Removing Our Comments SectionMisc Share Sweden “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804919/house-669-helgessongonzaga-arkitekter Clipboard 2016 ArchDaily Year:  Houses Architects: HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Mikael Olsson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: FAKRO, Ifö Electric AB, Torsbergs Stenhuggeri, Österbymogolv Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Save this picture!© Mikael Olsson+ 12 Share CopyAbout this officeHelgessonGonzaga ArkitekterOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSkövdeSwedenPublished on February 09, 2017Cite: “House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter” 09 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804919/house-669-helgessongonzaga-arkitekter Clipboardlast_img read more

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McCain e-mailed 142,000 “almost daily”

The US presidential candidates have used the Internet successfully to raise funds in the past year, pointing the way for charity fundraisers. The US presidential candidates have used the Internet successfully to raise funds in the past year, pointing the way for charity fundraisers. US fundraising consultant Rick Christ recently shared one useful statistic on the subject on the Gilbert Center’s Online Fundraising discussion list. “Yesterday at the Direct Marketing Assoc. of Washington’s Fundraising Day” said Rick, “I learned how Max Fose, who was Internet Director of John McCain’s Presidential campaign, developed a list of 142,000 people that he e-mailed almost DAILY about petitions, campaign appearances, and other volunteer opportunities.”Rick told UK Fundraising that he will shortly post a research paper on his Web site entitled “Internet Fundraising in the United States” that contains other facts about McCain and other online fundraising Advertisement 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. McCain e-mailed 142,000 “almost daily” Howard Lake | 19 April 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Commentary: Santa Finds it hard to be jolly in a Modern…

first_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 22, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Clement Clark Moore would have found it impossible to write his classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” poem today. Government regulations, social activists, and political correctness would have kept that “jolly old elf” from making his annual trip.First of all, Santa would have not been allowed to use reindeer. Given the current situation with animal diseases, Santa would have never been permitted by APHIS to move his animals from state to state and country to country. Coming from the North Pole, it is likely he would have been stopped at the US/Canada border and prevented from bringing his livestock across the border. If that were not enough to stop him, it is likely HSUS would have lobbied Congress for legislation that prevents reindeer from being used to pull a sleigh. Mercy for Animals would have produced and placed on the internet an undercover video of elves at the North Pole calling Rudolph names and keeping him in isolation from the rest of his herd.As for that famous workshop, the image of happy elves working all year long making toys is a joke. It is likely that the Federal authorities would have raided the place looking for undocumented workers. It is also possible the elves would be unionized and have paid vacations, sick days, 401Ks, workman’s comp, grievance procedures, and sexual harassment policies. Santa would also have problems because the Affordable Care Act does not recognize heath plans for elves as being in compliance.That master list that Santa checks twice would be obsolete. First, the kind of behavior that used to be considered as naughty is now acceptable, and many parents would be offended to have some strange old guy say their kids were naughty. Poor old Santa would also not be able to label gifts for girls and boys since this would not be inclusive.Those children who sat on Santa’s lap at the mall and whispered their wishes to the jolly old elf would also be disappointed on Christmas morning since Santa would not be able to repeat the children’s list to his elves without running afoul of the government’s privacy protection procedures. Although, Santa’s list has likely already been hacked by the Russians and put on the internet by WikiLeaksOld Saint Nick would be downright flummoxed when it came to choosing gifts for today’s modern children. Toys that aim or shoot would be too violent. Even gifts that in any way resemble the shape of a gun would cause a media frenzy. No candy or sweets; they are bad for the teeth. Fairy tale books are not acceptable because they promote traditional values, and video games turn kids’ brains to mush. Dolls are too sexist, and anything religious is bound to offend. With baseballs and soccer balls, one might get hurt; and these games discriminate against non-athletic children. Even gifts for adults would be hard to find. Nothing with fur, leather, tobacco, or alcohol would be acceptable. Most holiday food gifts would not be acceptable. Cookies, fruit cake, and eggnog are leading causes of obesity and could result in Santa getting sued. If by some chance, Kris Kringle did figure out what gifts he could bring without violation or offence, where would he put them? More and more the Christmas tree is being banished as environmentally unsustainable.Even Santa himself would find it hard to exist in our world today. PETA would be after him because he wears fur. The Surgeon General would be after him for the secondhand smoke spread by his pipe. Since he spends his time in the “ashes and soot,” OSHA would have required him to wear a respirator. Then there is that paunch that “shakes like a bowl full of jelly.” The Food and Drug Administration would have had something to say about Santa’s eating habits. Santa Claus has been an honored and revered folk hero for centuries; but, increasingly, he is portrayed as a symbol of materialism, over-consumption, and racism. And speaking of race, Santa’s ethnicity is now a controversial subject.When I was growing up, we always left hot cocoa and cookies out for the Christmas Eve visitor. Today, it would likely be soy milk waiting for Santa; and, if the cookies contained any genetically modified ingredients, trans fats, antibiotics, nuts, or gluten, they would have to be labeled.Thank goodness the tradition of Santa Claus developed at a time when people were more important than policies… a time when ritual was as important as rights and regulations… a time when the Christmas season was about joy and love instead of parties and presents. This week, don’t let the cacophony of our modern world drown out the real message of God’s gift of His Son to redeem a lost, sinful, and really confused world.From all of us at Hoosier Ag Today: Merry Christmas!!!  By Gary Truitt  Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUSDA Issues Permit for Santa’s Reindeer Gary Truitt SHARE Home Commentary Commentary: Santa Finds it hard to be jolly in a Modern World:… Commentary: Santa Finds it hard to be jolly in a Modern World: 2017 Updatelast_img read more

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First phase of long-awaited 60-bed block at overcrowded University Hospital Limerick…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook THE first phase of a long-awaited €19.5 million, 60 single bed block, at the country’s most overcrowded hospital – University Hospital Limerick – is to open next week, it emerged tonight. WhatsApp Advertisement Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsFirst phase of long-awaited 60-bed block at overcrowded University Hospital Limerick to open from next MondayBy David Raleigh – November 17, 2020 161 University Hospital Limerick Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick GOALie urges his county men and women to stand together and support the VIRTUAL GOAL MILE this ChristmasNext articleTransact Campus announcement of 110 new jobs a timely vote of confidence in Limerick and the region David Raleigh The first of three inpatient wards, each containing 20 individual en suite rooms will open from next Monday, November 23.A further 20 single en suite rooms will open on December 14th, followed by a third tranche of 20 beds, on January 4th, 2021.Earlier today there were 74 patients languishing on trolleys at UHL, which was fifty-four more than the country’s other two busiest hospitals, Cork University Hospital, and Midland General Hospital, which both with 20 patients on trolleys.Limerick Fine Gael TD, Kieran O’Donnell said he received confirmation of dates for the opening of the extra beds at UHL, tonight, from both UHL management as well as by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly.“These new 60 en-suite individual beds will alleviate the frequent pressures faced by UHL, particularly during the Covid19 difficulties coupled with the winter period,” Deputy O’Donnell said.The Limerick TD argued that it would also “help to improve patient comfort, safety, privacy and dignity, and assist greatly with the management of infection control in the hospital”.“The 60 bed block is part of a €100m capital investment in the Mid-West in 2020/21 in response to Covid and non-Covid care strategic plans, and I wish to commend Professor Colette Cowen, UHL Chief Executive, and all her team for their hard work on this vital addition of bed capacity.”Deputy O’Donnell said a total of 98 beds, at UHL, as well as 24 beds at Croom Orthopedic Hospital, will be delivered by the first quarter of 2021.In addition management at UHL has sought planning permission for a 96-bed block to be constructed on the grounds of the hospital, which O’Donnell said “should be prioritised for construction as quickly as possible”.Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea, who has also fought for more hospital beds in the region, said it was a “welcome development for UHL”.Since Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan said overcrowding at UHL has “become the norm” over many years.“The need to be treated on a trolley in a hallway should be the exception. The capacity issues at the hospital are neither the staff nor the patients making, yet they are the ones who suffer with the loss of privacy, dignity and in many cases not proper care.”“Proper care cannot be delivered in very crowded situations with inadequate staffing,” Quinlivan added.Last Friday UHL announced six of its wards were closed and 188 staff across the UL Hospitals Group were off work or self isolating due to having tested positive for COVID-19 or because they had been designated as close contacts.Cancellations of all routine outpatient appointments and the majority of elective procedures were extended to Friday November 20, as the hospital continues to deal with “multiple outbreaks” of the virus. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin The Limerick Emergency Department at UHL remains open on a 24-7 basis, for emergency cases only. Meanwhile, local injury clinics, cancer care services, dialysis, palliative care, and dermatology and melanoma clinics are operating as normal.last_img read more

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Who dunnit? Teens can solve mystery

first_img To join the crime scene team, call Colvin at 566-1314 as soon as possible.“At the Murder Mystery Lock-In, the crime scene will be set up and the evidence will be out so that the detectives can filter through it,” Colvin said. “The suspects will make statements and then the detectives can interrogate each of them. It will be a thorough investigation and we expect the crime to be solved.”Colvin said the detectives may work alone or in teams. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Jobs report bleak for nation, but improving locally A dismal June employment report shows that nationally employers are adding nowhere near as many jobs as they normally do… read more Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Sherlock Holmes wannabes are invited to crack the case and solve the mystery of “The Pharaoh’s Curse” that has law enforcement officers around the world puzzled, befuddled and totally frustrated.In an effort to help solve the mystery, the Troy Public Library will host a Murder Mystery Lock-In from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday and local private (and public) eyes, ages 12 to18, are encouraged to join the investigation.“She was the Queen of the Nile until the accident or was it attempted murder,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL young adult librarian. “This is one of the toughest cases that we have encountered in all the years of the Murder Mystery Lock-In at the Troy Public Library. We already have about 30 detectives on the case and we need about 20 more to investigate the crime scene and carefully examine the evidence in order to solve the crime.” Who dunnit? Teens can solve mystery The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Articlecenter_img Skip Because the mystery is not expected to be solved in short order, refreshments will be served.The detective or team that solves the crime will receive a cash award of $25 and will be recongnized publically for their outstanding detective work in solving the mystery of The Pharaoh’s Curse. Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:02 am Saturday, July 9, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more